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PRIMROSE, William: Recital, Vol. 2 (1939-1952)

Considered the first really modern violist, legendary Scottish musician William Primrose first came to prominence with the violin in the 1920s, turning to the viola on the recommendation of his greatest mentor, Eugène Ysaÿe. This programme includes four Paganini Caprices, which did more than any other of Primrose’s recordings to spread his fame among his peers, as well as two major works written especially for him: Arthur Benjamin’s Sonata, and Roy Harris’s Soliloquy and Dance. Primrose performs here with numerous noted accompanists, and alongside Jascha Heifetz in Halvorsen’s Passacaglia. This is the second of two volumes, the first of which is on 8.111382.


Paganini, Nicolò
Primrose, William, arranger(s)

  24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 24 in A Minor (arr. W. Primrose for viola and piano)
1.   Play with flash player 24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 24 in A Minor (arr. W. Primrose for viola and piano) 00:04:26

Handel, George Frideric

  Trio Sonata in E Major, Op. 2, No. 9, HWV 394: Adagio
2.   Play with flash player Trio Sonata in E Major, Op. 2, No. 9, HWV 394: Adagio 00:04:38

Halvorsen, Johan

  Passacaglia in G Minor (after G.F. Handel's Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille)
3.   Play with flash player Passacaglia in G Minor (after G.F. Handel's Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille) 00:06:40

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Tar, Vernon de, arranger(s)

  Komm, susser Tod, BWV 478 (arr. V. de Tar for viola and organ)
4.   Play with flash player Komm, susser Tod, BWV 478 (arr. V. de Tar for viola and organ) 00:03:18

Paganini, Nicolò
Primrose, William, arranger(s)

  24 Caprices, Op. 1 (arr. W. Primrose for viola) (excerpts)
5.   Play with flash player No. 13 in B - Flat Major 00:02:09
6.   Play with flash player No. 5 in A Minor 00:01:33

Brahms, Johannes
Geibel, Emanuel von / Rückert, Friedrich, lyricist(s)

  2 Gesänge, Op. 91
7.   Play with flash player No. 1. Gestillte Sehnsucht (Longing at Rest) 00:07:23
8.   Play with flash player No. 2. Geistliches Wiegenlied (Virgin's Cradle Song) 00:06:18

Brahms, Johannes
Primrose, William, arranger(s)

  11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122: No. 9. Herzlich tut mich verlangen (arr. W. Primrose for viola and organ)
9.   Play with flash player 11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122: No. 9. Herzlich tut mich verlangen (arr. W. Primrose for viola and organ) 00:03:33

Paganini, Nicolò
Primrose, William, arranger(s)

  24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 17 in E-Flat Major (arr. W. Primrose for viola and piano)
10.   Play with flash player 24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 17 in E - Flat Major (arr. W. Primrose for viola and piano) 00:03:14

Schubert, Franz
Tar, Vernon de, arranger(s)

  Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen, D. 343 (arr. V. de Tar for viola and organ)
11.   Play with flash player Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen, D. 343 (arr. V. de Tar for viola and organ) 00:04:00

Benjamin, Arthur

  Viola Sonata
12.   Play with flash player I. Elegy 00:06:36
13.   Play with flash player II. Waltz 00:04:55
14.   Play with flash player III. Toccata 00:03:36

Harris, Roy

  Soliloquy and Dance
15.   Play with flash player Soliloquy 00:06:26
16.   Play with flash player Dance 00:06:13

Total Playing Time: 01:14:58






Composer(s):
Bach, Johann Sebastian; Benjamin, Arthur; Brahms, Johannes; Halvorsen, Johan; Handel, George Frideric; Harris, Roy; Paganini, Nicolò; Schubert, Franz

Lyricist(s):
Geibel, Emanuel von; Rückert, Friedrich

Arranger(s):
Primrose, William; Tar, Vernon de

Artist(s):
Anderson, Marian; Benoist, Andre; Harris, Johana; Heifetz, Jascha; Isaacs, Harry; Kahn, Joseph; Primrose, William; Rupp, Franz; Sokoloff, Vladimir; Spalding, Albert; Tar, Vernon de

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111383

Barcode: 747313338320

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Release Date: 01/2012

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