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Remembrances from Home / Viola & piano

Audio Samples

>Albéniz, Isaac : Barcarola for Piano, Op. 202 "Mallorca"
>Garcia, José Pablo Moncayo : Sonata for viola & piano
>Forsyth, Cecil : Chanson celtique, for viola & piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Khandoshkin, Ivan : Variations on a Russian Theme of Love, for viola & piano
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
>Golestan, Stan : Arioso & Allegro de Concert for viola & piano

Album Summary

>Albéniz, Isaac : Barcarola for Piano, Op. 202 "Mallorca"
>Garcia, José Pablo Moncayo : Sonata for viola & piano
>Forsyth, Cecil : Chanson celtique, for viola & piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Khandoshkin, Ivan : Variations on a Russian Theme of Love, for viola & piano
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
>Golestan, Stan : Arioso & Allegro de Concert for viola & piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Christina Placilla is a viola soloist, chamber musician, scholar and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Music in performance at California State University, Long Beach, her Master of Music at the Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut and her Doctorate of Musical Arts in viola performance at the University of Colorado. Her duo partner is Hector Landa with whom she gives recitals based on their common research interest which is, Nationalism in music. Christina is also the head of both strings and musicology at Winston-Salem State University where she teaches a very active upper string studio and conducts of the Winston-Salem State Chamber Orchestra.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ovation Sound, Winston-Salem, NC (04/2008).



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Works Details

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Barcarola for Piano, Op. 202 "Mallorca"
  • Performers: Hector Landa (Piano); Christina Placilla (Viola)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1891

>José Pablo Moncayo Garcia (1912 - 1958) : Sonata for viola & piano
  • Performers: Hector Landa (Piano); Christina Placilla (Viola)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Forsyth, Cecil : Chanson celtique, for viola & piano
  • Performers: Hector Landa (Piano); Christina Placilla (Viola)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performers: Hector Landa (Piano); Christina Placilla (Viola)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1907

>Khandoshkin, Ivan : Variations on a Russian Theme of Love, for viola & piano
  • Performers: Hector Landa (Piano); Christina Placilla (Viola)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
  • Performers: Hector Landa (Piano); Christina Placilla (Viola)
  • Notes: Composition written: 11/22/1955-12/16/1955.
  • Running Time: 15 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Golestan, Stan : Arioso & Allegro de Concert for viola & piano
  • Performers: Hector Landa (Piano); Christina Placilla (Viola)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern