Ravel – Bolero for Viola Octet



Originally scored for massive orchestra, Ravel nevertheless employed very traditional orchestration for what is, in formal terms, a very simple piece of music. But where his genius is evident is in the nuance.

So how is it possible to condense it into a viola octet?

Strange as may seem, it works really well. What fun!

This is suitable for players of moderate ability, as only the first part plays in the high positions. 16 mins. M/MA


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