A real treasure trove in the scarce Romantic viola literature: Vol. 1 (Schott, ED 22254) of the popular Pièces des concoursseries are now followed by Vol. 2 (ED 22255) and Vol. 3 (ED 22256). The pieces were performed in final examinations at the famous Conservatoire de Paris between 1897 and 1969. The publication is based on the first editions. In order to make it easier to approach the works, 'modern' fingerings and common bowing instructions were added to the pieces so that they can be played at sight. Vol. 2 contains pieces by Stan Golestan, Eugène Cools, Philippe Gaubert, and Gabriel Grovlez.