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Viola & Organ / Royer, Leitner


Release Date: 04/20/2018 
Label:  Gramola   Catalog #: 99168  
Composer:  Yngve SköldYork BowenErnst Ludwig LeitnerFrank Martin
Performer:  Benedicte RoyerBettina LeitnerKatharina Teufel-Lieli
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bénédicte Royer, viola, and Bettina Leitner, organ, venture into a program with rarely heard repertoire, introducing unforeseeable sound effects: With their present release, Royer and Leitner present works for the seemingly exotic combination of viola and organ from the 20th and 21st century. Starting with the Fantasi (1919) by the Swedish composer Karl Yngve Sköld, there are two pieces by the British York Bowen, the Fantasia for viola and organ and Poem, Op. 27 for harp, solo viola and organ. The Sonata da chiesa for viola and organ (2015) by the Austrian composer and organ player Ernst Ludwig Leitner refers to the Sonata da chiesa for viola d’amore and organ (1938) of the Swiss composer Frank Martin, which is dominated Read more by his own style of incorporating dodecaphonic writing into a tonal environment. Bénédicte Royer began studying viola at age 9. She studied at the Paris Conservatory and then in Oslo and at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She is a passionate chamber musician, playing on both modern and original instruments. Bettina Leitner studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She is highly in demand as a chamber musician, and on several occasions she has performed as a soloist at the world premieres of works by distinguished contemporary composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasi, Op. 12 by Yngve Sköld
Performer:  Benedicte Royer (Viola), Bettina Leitner (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Sweden 
2.
Fantasia in F Major for Viola and Organ by York Bowen
Performer:  Benedicte Royer (Viola), Bettina Leitner (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Poem in G-Flat Major for Viola, Harp and Organ, Op. 27 by York Bowen
Performer:  Bettina Leitner (Organ), Benedicte Royer (Viola), Katharina Teufel-Lieli (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Sonata da Chiesa by Ernst Ludwig Leitner
Performer:  Benedicte Royer (Viola), Bettina Leitner (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
5.
Sonata da chiesa by Frank Martin
Performer:  Benedicte Royer (Viola), Bettina Leitner (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Switzerland 

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