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Rivka Golani, viola: 'Russian Concert ' - Chamber Works of Rachmaninov, Shostakovich & Prokofiev / John Lenehan, piano; Douglas Perry, viola

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Rivka Golani is recognized as one of the outstanding violists of modern times. Her contributions to the advancement of viola technique have given her a place in the history of the instrument and have been a source of inspiration to other players and the many composers inspired by her mastery to write for the viola. Ms. Golani gave a much-acclaimed concert entitled Russian Concert of works by her favorite 20th c. Russian composers on March 28, 2006. The present CD is the recording of that concert. "... carving out a place of her own that no other performer on the instrument can reach." (Fanfare)

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
This program was recorded in concert at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio on March 28, 2006. It opens and closes with selections from Prokofieff 's great ballet Romeo and Juliet arranged by the great Soviet violist Vadim Borisovsky. In between we hear the Shostakovich Viola Sonata and the arrangement of Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata for viola, again by Borisovsky. There are 11 of the original 13 Prokofieff selections here, and they are effective, as is the Rachmaninoff.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: CBC Glenn Gould Studio (03/28/2006).



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Works Details

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Introduction
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: The Street Awakens
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: The Young Juliet
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Dance of the Knights (Montagues and Capulets)
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Balcony Scene
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Mercutio
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1975.
  • Running Time: 33 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Carnival
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Death of Mercutio
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Death of Juliet
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Morning Serenade
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano); Douglas Perry (Viola)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Dance with Mandolins
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); John Lenehan (Piano); Douglas Perry (Viola)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936