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Viola Viola / Hsin-Yun Huang

Mackey / Ruders / Benjamin / Carter / Chen / Huang
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9387  
Composer:  Steven MackeyPoul RudersGeorge BenjaminElliott Carter,   ... 
Performer:  Hsin-Yun HuangSarah RothenbergMisha Amory
Conductor:  Steven Mackey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Modern EnsembleGernot SchmalfussEvergreen Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Former Borromeo String Quartet violist Hsin-Yun Huang revels in her instrument’s versatility on Viola, Viola (Bridge). The title comes from an eerily dramatic George Benjamin duo, in which Huang exchanges intimacies with Brentano String Quartet violist Misha Amory, her husband. Elsewhere, Huang is an adventurous trekker in Steven Mackey’s evocative Ground Swell...; a spinner of elliptical tales in Poul Ruders’s Romances; and a haunting siren in Shih-Hui Chen’s miniconcerto, Remembrance." -- Steve Smith, Time Out New York

In 1988, violist Hsin-Yun Huang was the youngest-ever Gold Medalist of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, and came to further international prominence in 1993 when she was winner of
Read more the top prize of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. Ms. Huang's fascinating program, entitled Viola, Viola includes premiere recordings of new works composed for viola by Steven Mackey (a chamber concerto), a suite for viola and piano by Danish master Poul Ruders, and a single-movement "remembrance" for viola and orchestra by Taiwanese composer Shih-Hui Chen. In addition, Ms. Huang gives spectacular readings of British composer George Benjamin's viola duo, Viola, Viola (alongside her husband, violist Misha Amory) and Elliott Carter's Figment IV, composed during the composer's 100th year. - Bridge Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ground Swell by Steven Mackey
Performer:  Hsin-Yun Huang (Viola)
Conductor:  Steven Mackey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Modern Ensemble
2.
Romances by Poul Ruders
Performer:  Hsin-Yun Huang (Viola), Sarah Rothenberg (Piano)
3.
Viola, Viola by George Benjamin
Performer:  Hsin-Yun Huang (Viola), Misha Amory (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; England 
4.
Figment 4 by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Hsin-Yun Huang (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Remembrance by Shih-Hui Chen
Performer:  Hsin-Yun Huang (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gernot Schmalfuss,  Evergreen Symphony Orchestra

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