In the process of gaining the solo identity of an instrument, the works originally composed for itself are very important. A member of the violin family, the viola was initially used as a complement to the internal parties of chamber music and orchestral works. During the classical period in which completed its structural development, composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn gave the viola more responsibility in their works and brought the instrument to the forefront. In this way, the 19th-century viola, whose technical and musical possibilities were revealed, was a great opportunity. More solo works have been composed since the 19th century. Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881), an important violin virtuoso himself, brought important works to the viola repertoire. This study includes the life of Henri Vieuxtemps, works composed for viola and analysis of these works.
Vieuxtemps, Viola, Music, Instrument, Composer