Carl Stamitz was a virtuoso violinist and violist. And to his credit wrote one of the very few viola concertos of the classical period, as every viola scholar knows all too well. His style is highly accessible with catchy melodies and pleasing harmonies. You really can’t go wrong with his music.
This 3 movement trio (Moderato, Andante, and Rondo-Allegretto) is a joy to play. Parts 1 and 2 have most of the melodic interest. 21 mins. M