"Motives for solo viola"

by Oleg Larionov

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Oleg Larionov

"Motives for solo viola"

Compozitor Publishing House


I would like to introduce my pieces for solo viola named Two Motives which were inspired by my trip to Armenia, land of ancient culture. There I saw great mountains, beautiful lanscapes, met warm people and tasted exquisite food...

Technically the idea of composing instrumental pieces for solo viola came from my professor of composition Sergey Slonimsky. I wrote these pieces very quickly one after another in during less than two days.

The First Performance took place at festival of modern music Fin de Ciecle on May 21st 2011 at Mariinsky Theater where I worked at the time in the orchestra as Co-principal Viola.

I hope that every performer will find in this music something really close to their heart in order to create the right atmosphere for the public and to share their own ideas. And above all I hope you will enjoy my music.

Oleg Larionov


viola solo


Works for Solo Instrument


By author at Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 21, 2011. Video from the performance:


I Andante non troppo, allegro con fuoco. II Scherzo con fuoco

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