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Music For Viola
Paul Hindemith
Jitka Hosprová

Music For Viola

CD | Supraphon | 0099925414726 | SU 4147 | 08-14

About the album

On her previous album, Monologue (SU 4049-2), Jitka Hosprová presented to listeners the most distinct gems of modern Czech music for solo viola. Her new CD is dedicated to Paul Hindemith – a composer who essentially contributed to the emancipation of the viola in the previous century. The artist wrote all his viola works within twenty years or so and upon ceasing to give concerts as a solo violist abandoned composing for the instrument for good. The pieces featured on the present album also bear witness to Hindemith’s journey from reverberations of Romanticism and Impressionism to attaining his own singular musical language, which is already evident in Sonata Op. 25. The celebrated Trauermusik came to life in London within a mere six hours and on the evening of that very day in January 1936 was broadcast live – with Hindemith as a soloist – by the BBC in honour of the deceased King George V. As delivered by the technically brilliant Jitka Hosprová, Hindemith’s music is emotionally rich, profound and colourful, as is the viola itself.
 
 

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11 No. 4
      I. Fantasie
       
      03:19
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 2
      Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11 No. 4
      II. Thema mit Variationen
       
      04:31
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 3
      Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11 No. 4
      III. Finale (mit Variationen)
       
      10:51
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 4
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1
      I. Breit. Viertel
       
      01:59
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 5
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1
      II. Sehr frisch und straff (Viertel)
       
      02:03
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 6
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1
      III. Sehr langsam
       
      04:36
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 7
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1
      IV. Rasendes Zeitmaß. Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache
       
      01:32
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 8
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1
      V. Langsam, mit viel Ausdruck
       
      03:59
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 9
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11 No. 5
      I. Lebhaft, aber nicht geeilt
       
      03:16
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 10
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11 No. 5
      II. Mäßig schnell, mit viel Wärme vortragen
       
      03:46
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 11
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11 No. 5
      III. Scherzo. Schnell
       
      03:28
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 12
      Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11 No. 5
      IV. In Form und Zeitmass einer Passacaglia. Das Thema sehr gehalten
       
      09:35
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 13
      Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra
      I. Langsam. Lento
       
      03:38
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 14
      Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra
      II. Ruhig bewegt. Poco mosso
       
      00:46
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 15
      Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra
      III. Lebhaft. Vivo
       
      01:18
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    • 16
      Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra
      IV. Choral Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit. Sehr langsam. Largo
       
      02:05
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
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