Anna Rubin

for three violas

 

 

 

Viola à Tre was commissioned by the New York State Council on the Arts 1988. Violist Marlow Fisher initiated the project while he was living in New York City. The rich colors of the instrument provided inspiration for this work which contrasts contrapuntal with chordal sections. The musical language is flexible – at times atonal, modal and quasi-tonal.

The piece premiered at the Dia Foundation in New York City in 1989.