"An exciting, creative piece with recordings by no less than William Primrose, himself! This piece is challenging, fun to play, and lovely to hear! I am hoping that this publisher or another, if I must, carries the orchestration for this concerto, and perhaps for other violin and viola concerti that seem to be missing their orchestras! This piece was written in 1924 by Henri Casadesus, in the Style of Handel. There is another viola concerto in Cm, also written by Casadesus in the Style of Bach. I prefer this concerto because it has a humor, and authenticity that the other lacks, in my opinion. This concerto is zippy, and while challenging enough to provoke a player to carefully consider bowings, fingerings, and counterpoint, there is a lot of room for expressive playing. It is also in a gratifying range for the VIOLA. Ask for an ORCHESTRATED EDITION."
By: Carole or Occhi Lyon - Pinti