About the album
On this recording viola virtuoso Barbara Westphal and pianist Christian Ruvolo perform viola transcriptions of Brahms’s great sonatas for violin and for cello. In addition, Westphal and Ruvolo give the world premiere recording of Andrea Clearfield’s “Con- vergence”, a sparkling new composition written for the duo. Ms. Clearfield composes for forces small and large, including 10 canta- tas, one of them written for the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is cur- rently writing an opera on the life of the Tibetan yogi, Milarepa.
11Sonata G-Dur Op. 78 I. Vivace ma non troppo
12Sonata G-Dur Op. 78 II. Adagio
14Sonata G-Dur Op. 78 III. Allegro molto moderato
16Sonate e-Moll Op. 38 II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
17Sonate e-Moll Op. 38 III. Allegro