Some violists reverse the stringing of the C and G pegs, so that the thicker C string does not turn so severe an angle over the nutalthough this is uncommon. Its full, deep and warm sound was impressive.
Many different kinds of stringed, bowed instruments evolved in the 16th century in Europe, which has caused some contention about certain aspects of the violin family's history. Read more about this Stradivari's viola for sale. They still exist today and are played frequently in baroque and chamber ensembles.
Hector Berlioz 's, " Harold in Italy ", was written for solo viola and orchestra. In fact, ask anyone you know that is not involved with orchestra what it is and they would blink dumbly at you. Among his first published pieces of chamber music, the sextets for strings Op.
I did play there once and I think it contributed to make me enjoy the concert more.
Twentieth century and beyond[ edit ] In the earlier part of the 20th century, more composers began to write for the viola, encouraged by the emergence of specialized soloists such as Lionel Tertis. It is being sold at auction by Sotheby's.