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English Viola - Bliss, Delius, Bridge

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> Viola Sonata - I. Moderato
> Viola Sonata - II. Andante
> Viola Sonata - III. Furiant: Molto allegro
> Viola Sonata - IV. Coda: Andante maestoso
> Violin Sonata No. 3 (arr. L. Tertis) - I. Slow
> Violin Sonata No. 3 (arr. L. Tertis) - II. Andante scherzando - Meno mosso
> Violin Sonata No. 3 (arr. L. Tertis) - III. Lento - Con moto
> Allegro appassionato - Allegro appassionato
> Serenade (arr. for viola and piano) - Serenade (arr. for viola and piano)
> Souvenir (arr. L. Jacobs) - Souvenir (arr. L. Jacobs for viola and piano)
> Gondoliera (arr. L. Jacobs) - Gondoliera (arr. L. Jacobs for viola and piano)
> Pensiero - Pensiero
> Norse Legend (arr. L. Jacobs) - Norse Legend (arr. L. Jacobs for viola and piano)
> Berceuse (arr. for viola and piano) - Berceuse (arr. for viola and piano)

Album Summary

>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : Sonata for viola & piano, Op. 52, F. 91
>Delius, Frederick : Sonata for violin & piano no 3, RT viii/10
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Allegro Appassionato, for viola & piano in B minor, H. 82
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Serenade for violin (or cello) & piano, H. 23
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Souvenir, for violin & piano, H. 48
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Gondoliera, for violin & piano in E minor, H. 80
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Pensiero, for viola & piano in F minor, H. 53/1
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Norse Legend, for violin & piano in G minor, H. 60
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Berceuse, for piano in B flat major, H. 8d
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The viola, with its plangent tone, subtle sonority and lyrical qualities, is often overshadowed by its more brilliant-sounding sibling, the violin. An accomplished violist himself, Frank Bridge wrote little solo music for this instrument; only the Pensiero and Allegro appassionato were published in his lifetime, the other works on this disc being the composer's arrangements of some of his violin pieces. Similarly, Delius's Third Violin Sonata is heard here in an effective arrangement by the celebrated violist Lionel Tertis, the dedicatee of Bliss's expressive Viola Sonata.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-).



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Works Details

>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : Sonata for viola & piano, Op. 52, F. 91
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Delius, Frederick : Sonata for violin & piano no 3, RT viii/10
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Allegro Appassionato, for viola & piano in B minor, H. 82
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Serenade for violin (or cello) & piano, H. 23
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Souvenir, for violin & piano, H. 48
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Gondoliera, for violin & piano in E minor, H. 80
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Pensiero, for viola & piano in F minor, H. 53/1
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1905

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Norse Legend, for violin & piano in G minor, H. 60
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Berceuse, for piano in B flat major, H. 8d
  • Performers: Eniko Magyar (Viola); Tadashi Imai (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary (2009-07-10_2009-07-11&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901