|Title||Asturias, from Spanish Suite|
|Opus number||Op 47 n°1|
|Instrumentation||Viola Quartet (which means four Viola players)|
|Synopsis||Originally written for solo piano, this piece has also been arranged for guitar by Tarrega, and for symphonic orchestra. The piano gesture of alternating between left hand and right hand is replaced by quickly alternating between two strings. While keeping the original G minor tonality, this arrangement for four viola players makes great use of open strings, pizzicati, harmonics, double stops and other instrumental gestures that are typical for the stringed instruments.
You might also check out the Solo Viola version of the same piece !
|Pages||12 (full score) + 12 (parts) + 2 (cover)|