Schelb, Josef (Schelb) Sonata No 2

Viola Solos w/Piano

  • Schelb, Josef (Schelb)

    Sonata No 2 (Schelb)

    20th Century. With his 2nd Viola Sonata from 1959, Josef Schelb (1894-1977) gave the viola a representative work with the potential for a significant concert career - despite the wealth of repertoire of this instrument, which has been popular from the Baroque to the present.

    Josef Schelb, an exponent of the 20th-century's so-called "classical modernism," knew how to use a wide range of the instrument's tonal possibilities for his typical, unmistakable personal style of those years, combining atonal-to-dodecaphonic structureswith contrapuntal composing techniques. In the work's four movements, sharply contrasting in tempo and expression, the emotional tension ranges from a lyrical, contemplative inwardness via a humorous, dance-like ease to expressive, rhythmically intricatestaccato formulas. Originality, compositional mastery, inventiveness, and high viola characterstics - coupled with a considerable demand of virtuosity - are features of this work, now available for the first time in a published edition. -the publisher

    • Category: Viola Solos w/Piano
    • Item: 125480
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $29.90

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