In July of 2014 I had the pleasure of performing Schubert’s timeless “Arpeggione” Sonata, not only arranged for viola (obviously) but also for viola and string orchestra. (Acknowledgements go to Alexander Crawford-Erbrich, who undertook the daunting task of arranging re-working the piano score – Alex normally arranges for German Brass; he was thrilled to have the opportunity to arrange for string orchestra, with absolutely no brass instruments – something completely different! It’s a slightly different approach, including some fun dance effects worked into the final movement. And why not, I say. I’m sure Schubert would have loved it!)
Also thanks to Frank Pam, the distinguished conductor of the Melbourne Musicians (http://melbournemusicians.com/), for kindly inviting me to perform, and for his enthusiasm in undertaking this well-loved classic in a slightly altered form! I thoroughly enjoyed the community spirit in this ensemble, and their willingness to accept and incorporate my approach and views. I hope you enjoy it!
https://youtu.be/vr98s23yHfs Allegro moderato
https://youtu.be/WlWFG4tJTac Adagio and Allegretto