Artists

Antoine Tamestit

Viola

Cédric Tiberghien

Piano

Program

John Dowland

Flow My Teares

Arrangement for Viola and Piano

John Dowland

If My Complaints Could Passions Move

Arrangement for Viola and Piano

Benjamin Britten

Lachrymae – Reflections on a Song of John Dowland for Viola and Piano Op. 48

Dmitri Shostakovich

Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147

Salvatore Sciarrino

Ai limiti della notte for Solo Viola

Johannes Brahms

Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86/2

Arrangement for Viola and Piano

Johannes Brahms

Sonata for Viola (Clarinet) and Piano in E-flat major Op. 120/2

Approximate running time: 1h 30m without intermission

The dark, warm sound of the viola has inspired composers from different eras to write works particularly rich in emotion and expression—including Britten’s variations on a song by English Renaissance master John Dowland, Salvatore Sciarrino’s Ai limiti della notte, which was written over the course of a single night, and Shostakovich’s highly personal Viola Sonata, his final work. Antoine Tamestit and Cédric Tiberghien close their program with two pieces by Brahms.