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Jitka Hosprová

Music For Viola

  • Type CD
  • Label Supraphon
  • UPC 0099925414726
  • Catalog number SU 4147
  • Release date 01 August 2014
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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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    1
    Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11 No. 4 I. Fantasie
     
    03:19
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    Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11 No. 4 II. Thema mit Variationen
     
    04:31
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    Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11 No. 4 III. Finale (mit Variationen)
     
    10:51
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1 I. Breit. Viertel
     
    01:59
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1 II. Sehr frisch und straff (Viertel)
     
    02:03
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1 III. Sehr langsam
     
    04:36
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1 IV. Rasendes Zeitmaß. Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache
     
    01:32
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25 No. 1 V. Langsam, mit viel Ausdruck
     
    03:59
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11 No. 5 I. Lebhaft, aber nicht geeilt
     
    03:16
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11 No. 5 II. Mäßig schnell, mit viel Wärme vortragen
     
    03:46
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11 No. 5 III. Scherzo. Schnell
     
    03:28
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    Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11 No. 5 IV. In Form und Zeitmass einer Passacaglia. Das Thema sehr gehalten
     
    09:35
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    Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra I. Langsam. Lento
     
    03:38
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    Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra II. Ruhig bewegt. Poco mosso
     
    00:46
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    Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra III. Lebhaft. Vivo
     
    01:18
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    Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra IV. Choral Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit. Sehr langsam. Largo
     
    02:05

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