|Title||Râga for Viola Quartet|
|Dedication||To the Absolute Zero Viola Quartet|
|Opus number||L17 bis|
|Instrumentation||Viola 1, Viola 2, Viola 3, Viola 4|
|Duration||10 minutes (1 movements)|
|First performance||June 2008|
|Publication date||2010 (revised edition)|
|Synopsis||This piece was premiered on June 22, 2008 in Paris, Salle Cortot.
It was later played on July 2008 during the Viola festival at Le Poët-Lavel (France),
and at the MusicAlp festival in Courchevel, France (August 2010).
the growing repertoire of original works and transcriptions for four violas.
Freely inspired by Indian music and harmonic modes (hence the title Râga), this
piece begins in a slow, dream-like motion, and progressively evolves towards more
energic and rythmic sections, before concluding on slow, apeased adagio. Pretty much
like an improvisation.
All four players have an equal importance, and the melodic solos alternate between
each of the the four violas, which make this Râga very entertaining and enjoyable
both for the players and the audience.
|Performing Rights Society||
|Format||PDF Files to download|
|Pages||23 (full score) + 24 (parts) + 2 (cover)|