I'm interested in buying a viola. How does one put a viola "through the paces" in order to know that one wants to purchase it?
For instance, when evaluating a violin I always want to try parts of Tchaikovsky concerto, a little G major Brahms sonata, a little Bach, some scales. I try some spiccato to see how the instrument reacts to short notes. And I always compare it to whatever instrument I'm using at the time.
I have a very limited viola repertoire. I can play a little G major Bach, a little Walton, a little Handel. How can I evaluate a viola sufficiently to know what I want?
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