Dale From Introduction and Andante for six violas
British romance for six violas.
About the video
- Published online 29 August 2023.
- The video is approximately 4 minutes.
- A musical excerpt from the series Mankind and Music, episode 2.
English Benjamin Dale was a familiar composer in his home country during his lifetime. He studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Dale often performed with alto violinist Lionel Tertis and composed several works for their concerts. He also composed orchestral music and a violin sonata.
His music fell into obscurity, in part because his traditional late-Romantic style was no longer perceived as relevant after World War II. But now, it is recovering its place in the repertoire. Introduction and Andante for six violas was a commission composed for Lionel Tertis, who needed a piece that he and five of his students could perform.
This excerpt of music is from episode 2 of the series Mankind and Music. The five episodes are available to watch here on Konserthuset Play. Why does music exist? What happens to us when we make or listen to music? In this series, we explore answers to these questions together with musicians, listeners and researchers.
Benjamin Dale From Introduction and Andante for six violas op 5
Vicki Powell viola
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Camilla Svarfvar viola
Peter Eriksson viola
Christopher Öhman viola