Looking for a Violin/Viola DuetRepertoire: Other than Mozart's duet and the Handel-Halvorsen, what other duets are there for violin and viola?
From Grace Liu
From owen sutterother than mozart and handel the only thing that comes to mind is the three beethoven transcriptions which are really quite wonderful and available through shar among others.
Posted on June 20, 2004 at 02:09 AM
From Brandon GHoffmeister,Stamitz, sphor and martinu all wrote violin and viola duets (but yea the martinu might be a little bit harder than the rest:):)). There are also some transcriptions of Bach...I've never played them but I'm guessing that they would be his two part inventions. Also if there's a piano in the mix (or if there can be) then your options are tons broader...so much rep. there I couldn't name it all...
Posted on June 20, 2004 at 02:19 AM
From Ben ClaptonBruch wrote a Violin and Viola concerto I think... might not be what you're looking for (orchestral accompaniement, there's probably a piano reduction somewhere)
Posted on June 20, 2004 at 02:36 AM
From Ryan MeehanI have never heard the other two pieces, so I don't know what level you're talking about. It's probably way below the others level. Anyway I played the Pleyel duet for violin and viola.
Posted on June 20, 2004 at 12:44 PM
From carlos majlisAlessandro Rolla had several duets for violin and viola. There are also 8 short and beautiful duets by Reinhold Gliere.
Posted on June 20, 2004 at 03:40 PM
From Juergen L. HemmHi,
Posted on June 22, 2004 at 12:29 PM
there's a lot more than most people are aware of. In addition to what has already been mentioned, there's violin/viola duets by Kalliwoda and Lidel.
You might find it helpful to look up the viola society's page.
There's also a book (unfortunately only available in German. The author's name is Konrad EWALD and he's from Switzerland - however, it could be available from Amazon or through intra-library loan. On top of that there's the work of Professor Zeyringer.
From Kenny ChoyApart from what others have said.
Posted on June 22, 2004 at 01:27 PM
Haydn - 2 Duos for Vln/Va
From Christina C.The ones I can think of are by Pleyel (there are 3 by him), Rolla, Martinu, Bruni and Gliere. Then of course there are all kinds of arrangements, such as various Bach pieces like the 2 Part Inventions. Shar currently has a book of 15 Bach duets
Posted on June 22, 2004 at 02:02 PM
The Bruch concerto mentioned above is probably an arrangement of his concerto for clarinet & viola (op. 88).
From Brandon Gi LOVEthe Martinu duets...he wrote two, a duet and three madrigals. I have a recording of the madrigals and they're really beautiful...but probably harder to pull off than the Mozart duets.
Posted on June 22, 2004 at 03:13 PM
From owen sutterooh what does the sibelius sound like?
Posted on June 22, 2004 at 05:18 PM
From Nigel KeayVisconti Variations for Violin & Viola, in four movements.
Posted on May 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM
From Bart MeijerYou can use the Browse Instrumentation/Genre facility on IMSLP to find all violin/viola duets they have: http://imslp.org/index.php?title=Category:For_violin,_viola&transclude=Template:Catintro.
Posted on May 18, 2012 at 02:19 PM
From Shawn BouckeI think there is some arrangements of stuff like the Bach double violin concerto on virtual sheet music
Posted on May 18, 2012 at 02:31 PM
From David BeckGregory Lee started a similar thread:-
Posted on May 18, 2012 at 02:58 PM
From Stephen SymchychDon't forget that Mozart wrote his to complete a set of six commissioned from Michael Haydn.
Posted on May 19, 2012 at 01:29 AM
From Geoffrey MaingartMy favorite duo if you have the technique is the Three Madrigals by Martinu. They are wonderful and truly explore the sound possibilities of the two instrument. Heifetz recorded them with Primrose.
Posted on May 19, 2012 at 01:35 AM
From Adrian HeathThere are six by Joseph Haydn.
Posted on May 19, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I know of two sets of three by Pleyel of which the first set is the easier.
From Daniel BroniatowskiHi Grace,
Posted on May 20, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Here is what I have in my personal collection (never played them though):
Bach Four Duets, Arr. David International Music Co.
From Nicky PaxtonFollowing on David Beck's post and including the thread he mentions, information on this present thread's topic can also be had at the v.com threads 'Duets for Violin and Viola', begun 7 August 2006, last posting 7 April 2012; 'Violin and Viola Duet', begun 17 December 2005, last posting 26 January 2010; 'Violin-Viola Duets', begun 1 November 2006, last posting 24 January 2010; 'Violin and Viola Chamber Music', begun 23 September 2004, last posting 4 May 2012. These should provide food for thought.
Posted on May 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM
From Kenneth MartinsonHere are some great ones:
Posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Giardini- duo in B-flat
Kruetzer- 6 Duos Dialogues, Op. 2
Alessandro Rolla- 78 Violin Viola Duets
Karl Stamitz- 30 Violin Viola Duets
These are all available at Gems Music Publications
From Joey CorpusI have played many of the Rolla duos. They're excellent.
Posted on September 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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