The English Viola | Naxos 8572407

The English Viola

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8572407

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 26th October 2009

Contents

About

The viola, with its plangent tone, subtle sonority and lyrical qualities, is often overshadowed by its more brilliant-sounding sibling, the violin.

An accomplished violist himself, Frank Bridge wrote little solo music for this instrument; only the Pensiero and Allegro appassionato were published in his lifetime, the other works on this disc being the composerís arrangements of some of his violin pieces.

Similarly, Deliusí Third Violin Sonata is heard here in an effective arrangement by the celebrated violist Lionel Tertis, the dedicatee of Blissí expressive Viola Sonata.

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