Vieuxtemps - Capriccio for solo viola

Vieuxtemps – Capriccio for solo viola

The Capriccio ‘Hommage a Paganini’ in C minor for solo viola is one of the few works composed by Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881) for this instrument. It is the last in a set of six pieces, the first five of which…

Holst and Holst with the Tudor Orchestra

Diana Mathews – viola. The Tudor Orchestra. Conductor – Owen Leech.  Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Lyric Movement for viola and orchestra Imogen Holst (1907-1984) ‘Joyce’s Divertimento’. Trinity Church Centre, North Finchley, London. It was a rare chance to perform the works…

Martinu’s Rhapsody Concerto with the Isis Chamber Orchestra

Martinu Rhapsody Concerto Bruch Romance Diana Mathews – viola Isis Chamber Orchestra Conductor – Paul Cox St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxfordshire. Martinu (1890-1959) wrote the Rhapsody Concerto for viola and orchestra in 1952. Always a quick worker, Martinu…