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Paul Hindemith Retrospective: Viola Sonatas Op. 11/4; Op. 25/1; Op. 8/1 / Yuri Gandelsman, viola; Ralph Votapek, piano

Audio Samples

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for Viola and Piano in F major, Op. 11 no 4
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for solo viola, Op. 25/1
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for viola & piano in C major
>Hindemith, Paul : Pieces (8) fur Violoncello und Klavier, Op. 8
>     1. Capriccio

Album Summary

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for Viola and Piano in F major, Op. 11 no 4
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for solo viola, Op. 25/1
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for viola & piano in C major
>Hindemith, Paul : Pieces (8) fur Violoncello und Klavier, Op. 8
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Notes & Reviews:

One of the most distinguished violists on the music horizon today, Yuri Gandelsman has performed with such musical luminaries as Sviatoslav Richter, Evgeny Kissin, Oleg Kagan, Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, the Borodin Quartet, among countless others, and for many years had been a principal violist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta. For this recording of Paul Hindemith's most beloved viola sonatas Maestro Gandelsman is joined by pianist Ralph Votapek, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Award and Gold Medalist of the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
Paul Hindemith wrote three sonatas for viola and piano, and four for viola alone. My preferred reading of that is from Gandelsman because of its lightness, brilliance, and feeling of ease. Gandelsman and Votapek play beautifully together in the two sonatas with piano; and Gandelsman's arrangement of Hindemith's Capriccio, a little-known piece that from early in his career for cello and piano, is delightful.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/19/2012-05/20/2012).



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>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for Viola and Piano in F major, Op. 11 no 4
  • Performers: Ralph Votapek (Piano); Yuri Gandelsman (Viola)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/19/2012-05/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for solo viola, Op. 25/1
  • Performer: Yuri Gandelsman (Viola)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/19/2012-05/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for viola & piano in C major
  • Performers: Yuri Gandelsman (Viola); Ralph Votapek (Piano)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/19/2012-05/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Hindemith, Paul : Pieces (8) für Violoncello und Klavier, Op. 8 :: 1. Capriccio
  • Performers: Ralph Votapek (Piano); Yuri Gandelsman (Viola)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin Studio The Ballroom (05/19/2012-05/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917