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The Sphinx Catalog of Latin American Viola Works is the newest database offered by Strings of Latin America and the Sphinx Organization, and it is the most comprehensive source of its category, with more than 820 entries to date. The featured repertoire focuses on the music of Latin America that prominently features the viola solo repertoire, works for viola as a soloist with orchestra, duo repertoire with another instrument or electronic media, and viola ensemble. In addition, in consideration of the number of works written exclusively for viola, the catalog also offers a vast compilation of works for chamber music, in which the presence of the instrument is considered relevant and worthy due to the unique qualities of the musical language written and the sound of the instrument.

 

The catalog displays the information using the criteria of composers’ name, gender, country of origin, date of birth, the works’ title, date of composition, duration, instrumentation, and editions. The readers can find further information about composers by clicking on the composer’s name (in progress). Although the catalog does not grant specific details on purchasing scores, it facilitates the search of them, recordings, and other sources by compiling all of this information into one comprehensive resource. When using the database, please be sure to include any non-English symbols in your search (such as í, á, ã, ñ, etc.). Also, note that the information does not reflect any strict order as it is continuously updated. We, therefore, encourage users to carefully review search results until the very end of the list.

 

Strings of Latin America is delighted to share this catalog, prepared with the generous help of collaborators from all around the world and using multiple bibliographical sources. If you have relevant information that you want to convey, please email stringsoflatinamerica@gmail.com

 

This catalog is based on original research by Dr. Jesús Alfonzo, who was inspired by the similar work created by his friend and colleague, cellist Dr. German Marcano. Dr. Alfonzo prepared this production as part of his sabbatical research at Stetson University, Deland, Florida, in 2008, then revised in 2017 and self-published in Venezuela in 2018. The project was revived later in 2020 in association with Strings of Latin America and the Sphinx Organization. It is addressed to introduce a new repertoire to the international community of violists, enhance the diversity and preparation of future performances and private teaching, and provide a concise and valuable source of information about Latin American composers.

 

Dr. Alfonzo, an internationally active violist and a renowned expert in the Latin American repertoire for viola, has joined forces with Dr. Natali Herrera-Pacheco, Dr. Horacio Contreras and the team of Strings of Latin America to expand the original search, which will be continually revised to reflect the ever-expanding nature of the viola music repertoire.

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Composer
Country
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Gender
Composition
Date
Duration
Instrumentation
Editions
Abras, Juan Manuel
Argentina
1975
Male
Cueca wagneroide
2015
5'
Viola solo
Abras, Juan Manuel
Argentina
1975
Male
Bossa nova scrabinosa
2014
6'
Viola solo
Alonso-Crespo, Eduardo
Argentina
1956
Male
Concerto para viola, Op. 17
2006
20'
Viola and string orchestra
Self published
Alsuyet, Claudio
Argentina
1957
Male
Concerto
2002-2003
Viola and orchestra
Self published
Alsuyet, Claudio
Argentina
1957
Male
Trio
9'
Viola, violin and piano
Self published
Alsuyet, Claudio
Argentina
1957
Male
In Memoriam a Thomas Tichauer: Trio
1995
7'
Viola, oboe and harpsichord
Self published
Alsuyet, Claudio
Argentina
1957
Male
Tremme
1994
5'
Viola solo
Self published
Alsuyet, Claudio
Argentina
1957
Male
Duo
1990
4'
Viola and clarinet
Self published
Arditto, Cecilia
Argentina
1966
Female
Palabras
2005
Viola, soprano, baritone sax and 1/16 tone piano
Self published
Arditto, Cecilia
Argentina
1966
Female
Circo Calder
2000
Viola, violin and cello
Self published
Arias, Luis
Argentina
1940
Male
Elegía a la memoria de Tirso de Olazábal
1963
Viola (or cello), clarinet and piano
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial Argentina de Compositores, 1985
Arízaga, Rodolfo
Argentina
1926
1985
Male
Ciaccona per viola
1969
Viola solo
Editorial Argentina de Música, Buenos Aires, c. 1980
Baldini, Christian
Argentina
1978
Male
465 Gange
2001
String trio
Bandini, Bruno
Argentina
1889
1969
Male
Preludio
Viola solo
Ricordi, Buenos Aires
Bauer, Martin
Argentina
1962
Male
Tiempo
30'
Viola and 2 guitars
Editorial CEAMC
Bautista, Julián
Argentina
1901
1961
Male
Sonatina-Trio Op. 7
1924
Viola, violin and cello
Consejo Central de la Música del Ministerio de Instrucción Pública y Bellas Artes de Barcelona, Spain
Boeris, Sebastián
Argentina
1985
Male
Seis piezas
2004
10'
Viola, violin and piano
Gebrüder Stark-Musikverlag Leipzig, Germany
Bronfman, Benjamín
Argentina
1932
Male
Concierto
1980
Viola and orchestra
Bs. As., Editorial Argentina de Compositores (EAC)
Bronfman, Benjamín
Argentina
1932
Male
Momento
1983
Viola solo
Bs. As., Editorial Argentina de Compositores (EAC)
Bértola, Eduardo
Argentina
1939
1996
Male
Duo: dos temperamentos e das cores
1984
Viola and violin
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