Marchenbilder [Fairytale Pictures] - 4 Pieces, op 113 (Koch)
Romantic. In the summer of 1852, Vier Stuecke ['Four Pieces'] for viola and piano by Robert Schumann were published under the title Maerchenbilder ['Fairy-Tale Pictures'] by the Kassel publishing house Luckhardt, with a particularly expressive vignette on the titlepage. Unusual were both this title Maerchenbilder, on the one hand, and the scoring with a solo viola, on the other. With the viola in a soloistic role in chamber music, Schumann's Maerchenbilder, Op. 113, offers a rather unfamiliar, but all the more delightful sound. -the publisher
Originally for viola, optional for violin. Solo parts included for both.