Onslow, Mendelssohn, Kalliwoda - Romantic Viola Sonatas | Naxos 8573730

Onslow, Mendelssohn, Kalliwoda - Romantic Viola Sonatas

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573730

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 12th January 2018

Contents

Artists

Hiyoli Togawa (viola)
Lilit Grigoryan (piano)

Works

Kalliwoda, Johann Wenzeslaus

Nocturnes (6), op.186

Mendelssohn, Felix

Viola Sonata in C minor

Onslow, Georges

Cello Sonatas (3), op.16
» no.1 in F major (arr. for cello and piano)

Artists

Hiyoli Togawa (viola)
Lilit Grigoryan (piano)

About

The viola established itself as a prominent solo voice in the 20th century, but the three works here illustrate the instrumentís wide spectrum in chamber music of the 19th century. Concluding with a striking series of free variations, Mendelssohnís Viola Sonata in C minor is notable for its combination of dignified melancholy, exuberance and lightness of texture, culminating in a striking series of free variations. Prague-born Johann Wenzel Kalliwodaís Six Nocturnes, op.186, exemplify the beautifully crafted poetry and lyric features for which he was so admired, while Georges Onslowís Viola Sonata, arranged from the cello original, is exceptionally elegant and virtuosic.

Hiyoli Togawa is a Japanese-Australian violist. She won the 48th International Viola Competition in Markneukirchen in 2013 and was awarded the second prize of the International Johannes Brahms Competition in 2014.

Armenian pianist Lilit Grigoryan was an artist-in-residence, supervised by Maria Jo„o Pires, at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium. In 2008 she received the cultural award of the Armenian president, as well as awards from the Russian Federation and her native city of Yerevan.

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