Seven Musical Portraits for Two Violas
Seven Musical Portraits for Two Violas was commissioned by violist Leslie Perna. Inspired by the 44 Duos for Two Violins by Bela Bartok, my viola duos each explore a different moods, characters, colors and playing techniques possible on the viola. Each portrait has a descriptive title that range from humorous to a more serious mood. Written with the thought of different levels of proficiency in mind they can be performed in their entirety or broken into smaller subsets.