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Primrose Viola Transcriptions / Díaz, Koenig

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>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Schubert, Franz : Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Notturno for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 42
>     Marcia - Allegro
>     Adagio
>     Allegretto alla polacc
>Wagner, Richard : Wesendonck Lieder
>     Träume
>Aguirre, Julian : Huella, cancion argentina for piano, Op. 49
>Vale, Flausino : Ao Pe Da Fogueira
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella"
>     La Campanella
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>     Aria (Cantilena)
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>     Adagietto
>Zimbalist, Efrem : Sarasateana for viola & piano
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 105
>     Wie Melodien zeiht es mir leise durch den Sinn, Op. 105/1

Album Summary

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Schubert, Franz : Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Notturno for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 42
>Wagner, Richard : Wesendonck Lieder
>Aguirre, Julian : Huella, cancion argentina for piano, Op. 49
>Vale, Flausino : Ao Pe Da Fogueira
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella"
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>Zimbalist, Efrem : Sarasateana for viola & piano
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 105
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Notes & Reviews:

William Primrose composed these arrangements in order-as he mischievously wrote- to elevate the viola from its 'dull dog of the string family' status, and to 'set the cat among the pigeons'. Roberto Diaz, until recently principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra plays the magnificent-sounding c.1600 Amati instrument formerly owned by Primrose.



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>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
  • Performers: Robert Koenig (Piano); Roberto Diaz (Viola)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881-1885

>Schubert, Franz : Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343
  • Performers: Robert Koenig (Piano); Roberto Diaz (Viola)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1816

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Notturno for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 42 :: Marcia - Allegro
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Notturno for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 42 :: Adagio
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Notturno for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 42 :: Allegretto alla polacc
  • Performers: Robert Koenig (Piano); Roberto Diaz (Viola)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803

>Wagner, Richard : Wesendonck Lieder :: Träume
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1858

>Julián Aguirre (1868 - 1924) : Huella, canción argentina for piano, Op. 49
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vale, Flausino : Ao Pé Da Fogueira
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella" :: La Campanella
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1826

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos :: Aria (Cantilena)
  • Performers: Robert Koenig (Piano); Roberto Diaz (Viola)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1945

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 1 :: Adagietto
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Zimbalist, Efrem : Sarasateana for viola & piano
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
  • Performers: Roberto Diaz (Viola); Robert Koenig (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 105 :: Wie Melodien zeiht es mir leise durch den Sinn, Op. 105/1
  • Performers: Robert Koenig (Piano); Roberto Diaz (Viola)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, C.B.C., Toronto, Canada (11/08/2004-11/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1886