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The London Viola Sound

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Weill, Kurt : Kiddush for cantor, chorus & organ
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Moskva, Cheremushki, Op. 105
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147
>Grainger, Percy : Arrival Platform Humlet, for viola or massed violas (RMTB 7)
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphonic Suite from 'War and Peace'
>Bacharach, Burt : This Guy's in Love With You
>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
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Works Details

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Performers: Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Viola Section
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Weill, Kurt : Kiddush for cantor, chorus & organ
  • Performers: Rivka Golani (Viola); Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Viola Section
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 03/16/1946

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Moskva, Cheremushki, Op. 105 :: Galop
  • Performers: Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Adrian Bending (Drums); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Viola Section
  • Notes: Composition written: 1957-58.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1957-1958

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147
  • Performers: Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: Viola Section of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Grainger, Percy : Arrival Platform Humlet, for viola or massed violas (RMTB 7)
  • Performers: Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: Viola Section of the London Philharmonic (Viola Se
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1910

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performers: Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Ruth Faber (Harp); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Viola Section
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphonic Suite from 'War and Peace' :: Waltz
  • Performers: Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Kevin Rundell (Double Bass); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Viola Section
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-43.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1941-1943

>Bacharach, Burt : This Guy's in Love With You
  • Performers: Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Adrian Bending (Drums); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Kevin Rundell (Double Bass); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Viola Section
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
  • Performers: Michael Cookson (Viola); Norbert Blum (Viola); Luciano Iorio (Viola); Adrian Bending (Drums); Elizabeth Watson (Viola); Robert Secret (Viola); Kevin Rundell (Double Bass); Fiona Bonds (Viola); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941