English Works for Viola and Orchestra | Delos DE3486

English Works for Viola and Orchestra

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Label: Delos

Cat No: DE3486

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 10th November 2017

Contents

Artists

Hong-Mei Xiao (viola)
Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV

Conductor

Janos Kovacs

Works

Bax, Arnold

Phantasy for viola and orchestra

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Suite for viola and orchestra

Walton, William

Viola Concerto

Artists

Hong-Mei Xiao (viola)
Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV

Conductor

Janos Kovacs

About

The viola has long languished in the shadow of its smaller and more popular sibling, the violin. While it has been an essential ensemble and orchestral instrument, the viola has had relatively little music written for it in solo roles — in both the chamber and (especially) concerto genres.

But owing largely to the influence of 20th-century English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis, a number of prominent English composers have been inspired to write new music for this overlooked instrument. Of particularly superb quality and appeal are the three viola works by Sir Arnold Bax, Sir William Walton, and Ralph Vaughan Williams presented in this lovely album.

Internationally acclaimed viola virtuoso and teacher Hong-Mei Xiao performs these three remarkable works to perfection, with outstanding collaboration from distinguished conductor János Kovács leading the excellent Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV.

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