nosag ROSARIUM cd 001 -

The viola is the only instrument with its own names day, and maybe the instrument told most funny stories about. It is sometimes a misunderstood instrument - many people believes it plays a subordinated role in the orchestra. So VERY wrong! Without the viola the musical world would be much, much less rich.

On this CD Bengt Andersson, former first viola player of the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, plays a viola built in 1793 and the repertory he has chosen is really messured with golden thread: There are contemporary pieces written for the soloist by Marco Ciannella and Argenzio Jorio, and also Swedish pieces by Fredrik Sixten, Hilding Hallnäs, Olof Gullberg, Torsten Sörenson and Ture Rangström´s beautiful Mälarlegender. The last three composers´ music are for solo piano, played by Ingemar Edgren.
We can also listen to two Violin Sonata movements by Mozart arranged for viola.

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F Sixten: Mesto

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GöteborgsPosten: "(---) All these pieces are first recordings. "

Borås Tidning: "(---) The Mesto by Fredrik Sixten is a gem and Legend by Hilding Hallnäs has colourful qualities before the viola gives a new, dark shading to two unusual movements from Mozart´s K377. A little odd CD, filled with clang. "

BTJ: "(---) The CD contains part from beautiful pieces for viola and piano, also some works were the skillful pianist Ingemar Edgren plays solo. "


Marco Ciannella:
1.Sonata per viola e pianoforte(5´33)
Argenzio Jorio:
2.Discantus secundus per viola e pianoforte(5´19)
Olof Gullberg:
3.Petite suite française pour le piano(9´39)
Fredrik Sixten:
4.Mesto for viola & piano(3´13)
Torsten Sörenson:
5.Sonata for piano(15´11)
Hilding Hallnäs:
6.Legend for viola & piano(5´58)
Ture Rangström:
W A Mozart:
8.Excerpts from Sonata for piano & violin K377(14´42)
Total time 74´07

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