Chiayu: Journeys - Works for Mixed Ensembles / Ciompi Quartet; Members of the Philadelphia Orch. & Curtis Institute of Music
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12Works: Chiayu: Urban Sketches, for clarinet, cello & piano; Huan, for harp; Journey to the West, for string quartet; Twelve Signs, for viola; Sparkle, for trombone & tuba; Zhi, for violin & piano
Performers: Chen, Che-Hung [Viola]; Fournes, Pierrick; Lee, Hanchien; Morales, Ricardo; Newman, Clancy; Oka, Hirono; Orliac, Coline-Marie; Santero, Brian; Zhu, Natalie
Ensemble: Ciompi Quartet
Chiayu's evocative music reflects her origins in Taiwan and responses to life in the West, an environment in which her career has been burgeoning with...continue...
Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Rhapsodie for Viola and Orchestra; Madrigals (3) for Violin and Viola; Duo for Violin and Viola no 2, H 331; Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
Performers: Apekisheva, Katya; Rysanov, Maxim; Sitkovetsky, Alexander
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leading violist Maxim Rysanov and fellow musicians play Bohuslav Martinu's four later works for viola, all composed during his USA residence (1940-56) and all of...continue...