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 Pens
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A Brilliant Collection of Works for ViolaDec 12 2009
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Format: Audio CD
This has been a most welcomed addition to my library. Works for viola are, of course, less commonly heard by the general listener, although specialists will find a lot to choose from. These selections by British composers are by no means esoteric. They provide an excellent introduction to viola for the generalist and a valuable item for the spesialist as well. Eniko Magyar seems to be the rising star of violists, or perhaps she has already risen with this disc. The Grancino sounds spectacular here and the recording quality by Naxos is as usual superb. Recomended without qualifications and sure to please!