This violist just started plain yelling in the middle of a concerto – and it was terrifying

25 February 2019, 17:31 | Updated: 25 February 2019, 17:38

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

This insane viola concerto requires its soloist to literally start screaming halfway through a movement.

Jörg Widmann, a German conductor, clarinettist and quite frankly one of the most intriguing composers of our time, has written a completely mad piece of music: his Viola Concerto.

The concerto, which also calls for a whisky glass for the pianist, requires its soloist to enter into a full-on bout of screaming.

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Widmann wrote his concerto in 2015 for the brilliant French violist Antoine Tamestit, who performs it with great panache alongside the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Click here for a glimpse at the terrifying sheet music.