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William Primrose: 'A XXth Century Violist' - Mozart: Symphonie concertante K.364; Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Bartok: Viola Concerto; Walton: Viola Concerto / William Primrose, viola; Jascha Heifetz, violin

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
>Berlioz, Hector : Harold en Italie, Op. 16, Symphonie pour orchestre, alto principal d'après Byron
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Viola, Sz 120
>Walton, William : Concerto for Viola
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A Twentieth Century Violist is a fitting tribute to the great violist William Primrose. The collection centers around the last work of Béla Bartók, his Viola Concerto. Commissioned, created and recorded by Primrose in 1945, it is available here in a re-mastered edition. Also included are works by Mozart (featuring the legendary Jascha Heifetz), Berlioz and Walton. This is a portrait of a master, a poet and a dramatist of his instrument, who played with haunting beauty and intensity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bartók Records, London (03/31/1958); Boston Symphony Hall (03/31/1958); London (03/31/1958); New York (03/31/1958); Bartók Records, London (07/22/1946-07/23/1946); Boston Symphony Hall (07/22/1946-07/23/1946); London (07/22/1946-07/23/1946); New York (07/22/1946-07/23/1946); Bartók Records, London (10/02/1956); Boston Symphony Hall (10/02/1956); London (10/02/1956); New York (10/02/1956); Bartók Records, London (1951); Boston Symphony Hall (1951); London (1951); New York (1951).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
  • Performers: Jascha Heifetz (Violin); William Primrose (Viola)
  • Conductor: Izler Solomon
  • Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 26 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Berlioz, Hector : Harold en Italie, Op. 16, Symphonie pour orchestre, alto principal d'après Byron :: II. Sérénade
  • Performer: William Primrose (Viola)
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 07/1834

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Viola, Sz 120
  • Performer: William Primrose (Viola)
  • Conductor: Tibor Serlih
  • Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
  • Running Time: 21 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Walton, William : Concerto for Viola
  • Performer: William Primrose (Viola)
  • Conductor: William Walton
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: London (07/22/1946-07/23/1946)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1928-1961