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VIVID VIOLA

The viola is only slightly larger than the violin but possesses a middle range that is richly expressive and full of pathos. It has been played by some of the greatest composers, including J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Dvořák—and the rise of virtuoso players in the 19th century encouraged composers to write ever more expressive works for the instrument, not least sonatas and concertos, such as those in this collection. The explosion of pieces written for it in the 20th century has ensured that the viola can now take centre stage in the world’s concert halls.


Telemann, Georg Philipp

  Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G9
1.   Play with flash player Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G9: II. Allegro 00:02:53

Bartók, Béla

  Viola Concerto, Sz. 120: II. Adagio religioso (completed by Tibor Serly, 1949)
2.   Play with flash player Viola Concerto, Sz. 120: II. Adagio religioso (completed by Tibor Serly, 1949) 00:04:27

Kodály, Zoltán

  Fantasia cromatica (after J.S. Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903)
3.   Play with flash player Fantasia cromatica (after J.S. Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903) 00:07:25

Vieuxtemps, Henry

  Viola Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 36: II. Barcarolla: Andante con moto
4.   Play with flash player Viola Sonata in B - Flat Major, Op. 36: II. Barcarolla: Andante con moto 00:06:31

Berlioz, Hector

  Harold in Italy, Op. 16: III. Serenade d'un montagnard des Abruzzes a sa maitresse: Allegro assai
5.   Play with flash player Harold in Italy, Op. 16: III. Serenade d'un montagnard des Abruzzes a sa maitresse: Allegro assai 00:06:50

Hindemith, Paul

  Viola Sonata Op. 11, No. 4: I. Fantasie: Ruhig
6.   Play with flash player Viola Sonata Op. 11, No. 4: I. Fantasie: Ruhig 00:02:40

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Duo in E-Flat Major for Viola and Cello, WoO 32, "Mit 2 obligaten Augengläsern" (With 2 Obbligato Eyeglasses): II. Minuetto
7.   Play with flash player Duo in E - Flat Major for Viola and Cello, WoO 32, "Mit 2 obligaten Augengläsern" (With 2 Obbligato Eyeglasses): II. Minuetto 00:04:21

Schumann, Robert

  Märchenbilder, Op. 113: I. Nicht schnell (version for viola and piano)
8.   Play with flash player Märchenbilder, Op. 113: I. Nicht schnell (version for viola and piano) 00:04:09

Clarke, Rebecca

  Viola Sonata: I. Impetuoso
9.   Play with flash player Viola Sonata: I. Impetuoso 00:07:07

Stamitz, Carl

  Viola Concerto No. 1 in D Major: II. Andante moderato
10.   Play with flash player Viola Concerto No. 1 in D Major: II. Andante moderato 00:05:40

Brahms, Johannes

  Viola Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: IV. Vivace
11.   Play with flash player Viola Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: IV. Vivace 00:05:02

Prokofiev, Sergey
Borisovsky, Vadim, arranger(s)

  Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Introduction (arr. V. Borisovsky for viola and piano)
12.   Play with flash player Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Introduction (arr. V. Borisovsky for viola and piano) 00:02:16

Enescu, George

  Concertstück, "Pièce de concert"
13.   Play with flash player Concertstück, "Pièce de concert" 00:08:54

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364: III. Presto
14.   Play with flash player Sinfonia Concertante in E - Flat Major, K. 364: III. Presto 00:06:43

Walton, William

  Viola Concerto: II. Vivo, con molto preciso (1962 version)
15.   Play with flash player Viola Concerto: II. Vivo, con molto preciso (1962 version) 00:04:35

Total Playing Time: 01:19:33






Composer(s):
Bartók, Béla; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Berlioz, Hector; Brahms, Johannes; Clarke, Rebecca; Enescu, George; Hindemith, Paul; Kodály, Zoltán; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Prokofiev, Sergey; Schumann, Robert; Stamitz, Carl; Telemann, Georg Philipp; Vieuxtemps, Henry; Walton, William

Arranger(s):
Borisovsky, Vadim

Conductor(s):
Edlinger, Richard; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Kovacs, Janos; Taddei, Marc Decio; Talmi, Yoav; Thakar, Markand

Orchestra(s):
Baltimore Chamber Orchestra; Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Bradley, Sarah-Jane; Callus, Helen; Chase, Roger; Chiang, Victoria; Denk, Jeremy; Díaz, Roberto; Golani, Rivka; Häkkinen, Aapo; Hampton, Michael; Hewitt, Anthony; Inui, Madoka; Jones, Matthew; Kliegel, Maria; Koenig, Robert; Koll, Heinrich; Kyselák, Ladislav; Nishizaki, Takako; Sinkovsky, Dmitry; Xiao, Hong-Mei; Zimmermann, Tabea

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Concerto; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.578186

Barcode: 747313818679

Release Date: 08/2019

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