The Viola Concerto in A minor, Sz. 120, BB 128 (also known as Concerto for Viola and Orchestra) was one of the last pieces written by Béla Bartók. He began composing his viola concerto while living in Saranac Lake, New York, in July 1945. The piece was commissioned by William Primrose, a respected violist who knew that Bartók could provide a challenging piece for him to perform. He said that Bartók should not "feel in any way proscribed by the apparent technical limitations of the instrument".
- Picc, 2Fl, 2Ob 1dCA, 2Cl, 2Bsn 1dCbsn, 4Hn, 3Tpt, 2Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc(2), Strings
- 20-21 min.
- Set of Parts:
- includes Strings count 18.104.22.168.2