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La Viola - Music for Viola and Piano by Women Composers of the 20th Century

MS 1416 (2 discs)


Playing time: 60'29"/63'17" - TT 123'46"
Tracks: 12 + 10
Booklet pages: 16
© 2012 Hillary Herndon
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of La Viola - Music for Viola and Piano by Women Composers of the 20th Century published on 26 May 2013

Listen: Pamela Harrison: Moderato (Sonata for Viola and Piano) (CD2 track 1, 0:00-1:00)

Hillary Herndon, viola
Wei-Chun Bernadette Lo, piano


Minna Keal (1909-1999):

1 Ballade in F minor for Viola and Piano (1929) Andante con moto

Marcelle Soulage (1894-1970):

Sonata for solo viola Op 43 (1930)
2 Assez animé, dans la caractère d'une improvisation; Allegro moderato
3 Scherzo: Très vif
4 Largo expressivo
5 Fugue: Allegro moderato

Fernande Decruck (1896-1954):

Sonata for viola and piano (1943)
6 Très modéré, expressif
7 Noel: Andante
8 Fileuse: Légèrement animé
9 Nocturne et Rondel: Calme, très modéré, moderato

Luise Adolpha le Beau (1850-1927):

Three Pieces for Viola and Piano, Op 26 (1881)
10 Nachtstück: Ruhig
11 Träumerei: Langsam
12 Polonaise: Schnell


Pamela Harrison (1915-1990):

Sonata for Viola and Piano (1946)
1 Moderato
2 Vivace leggiero
3 Andante affetuoso
4 Presto

5 Lament for Viola and Piano (published 1963)
Lento cantabile e molto espressivo

Lillian Fuchs (1901-1995):

Sonata Pastorale for Unaccompanied Viola (1953)
6 Fantasia: Maestoso; Allegro
7 Pastorale: Andante semplice; Allegro

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979):

Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)
8 Impetuoso; poco agitato
9 Vivace
10 Adagio; Allegro

Recorded November 2010 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois, and April 2011 and March 2012 at Sweet Briar College Chapel, Sweet Briar, Virginia, USA


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