This has probably been asked many times, but what repetoire is there for violin and viola together? I know of the 2 Mozart duos, the Handel-Halvorsen Pasacaglia and Sibelius. Are there any more?
Thanks a lot in advance!
I seem to remember having some atonal fun ("it's supposed to sound like that") with the Duo for Violin and Viola by Nikos Skalkottas
Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola with orchestra also works wonderfully with piano.
My teacher did a 2-vln recital and they played Spohr--there are Spohr duos for vln/vla as well. Some Rolla duos aren't that bad.
3 Madrigals by Martinu.
Hi Jake! You wrote, "This has probably been asked many times." Yes, it has, but that's okay. Always a fun discussion. However if you want to research prior threads, there is a nifty "Google Custom Search" field at the top of the page. Have at it!
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There is a set of 6 such duos by Haydn. Disadvantage: The violin is very dominant and the viola part is less attractive. For an example see link below. I am not sure how many of them are on IMSLP; you'd have to find them by clicking on all "string duos". https://imslp.org/wiki/String_Duo_in_A_major%2C_Hob.VI:2_(Haydn%2C_Joseph)
There is also a Sarabande with variations by Halvorsen (The theme is Händel).
This is a great thread. One of the violinists in my string quartet likes to play duets with me when the rest of our group is unavailable. We found Mazas and Mozart (one of these is "easy duets" and the other is "little duets"). Both are quite easy--I think I'd like more of a challenge.
I composed a vioin & viola duo in 2008 called "Visconti Variations". It's got four shortish movements totalling about 10 minutes. I play viola so really wrote it for myself, and I think the violin part may be a fraction easier than the viola part. You can download the score and parts and listen to it here;
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