The Stream Flows for Solo Viola by Bright Sheng. This work is based on a well-known Chinese folk song from the southern part of China. It was commissioned by the violist Marlow Fisher and first performed in 1991 by Li Kuo Chang. Advanced.
These pieces, or "spaces" are concert studies designed to give players the chance to develop and explore contemporary viola techniques. Each space develops one specific technique (Sul ponticello, Sul tasto, harmonics, quartertones, etc.) and is suitable as a teaching aid or as enjoyable recital pieces. Advanced.