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George Benjamin: Viola, Viola, directed by Marc Desmons

10 min
George Benjamin: Viola, Viola, directed by Marc Desmons

For two violas

Commissioned for the opening of Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, this viola duo evades the orthodox melancholy obscurity typical of its constituent instrument and instead finds a burning and excited sound sewn throughout the ten-minute piece. 

Born in England in 1960, George Benjamin was the youngest living composer to have had music performed at the Proms. Hear the unapologetic agitation woven through this viola duo.

The composer George Benjamin
Full concert
Fantasies : A Voyage Of The Ear - pieces by George Benjamin, Henry Purcell, Jonathan Harvey and Laurent Cuniot
Salle des spectacles, Maison de la Musique, Nanterre
Composer·rice
George Benjamin
George Benjamin
All artists
  • Geneviève StrosserPerformer