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Gems Rediscovered - Juon, Walker, Dale, Fuchs / Martin, Kominami

Juon / Walker / Dale / Fuchs / Martin / Kominami
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3425   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul JuonErnest WalkerBenjamin DaleRobert Fuchs
Performer:  Spencer MartinMiko Kominami
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The burnished, golden sonorities of the viola – the ‘forgotten stepsister’ to the violin – are all too seldom heard in chamber compositions. Viola virtuoso supreme Spencer Martin and Delos seek to redress this injustice with Forgotten Gems, a collection of lovely and beautifully crafted works for viola and piano from four little-known composers of the late-romantic era … works that definitely deserve to be restored to the sadly limited repertoire of chamber music for the viola. Martin brings these fascinating work to vibrant life, with deft and sensitive collaboration from pianist Miko Kominami. The burnished, golden sonorities of the viola – the ‘forgotten stepsister’ to the violin – are all too seldom heard in chamber compositions. Viola virtuoso supreme Spencer Martin and Delos seek to redress this injustice with Forgotten Gems, a collection of lovely and beautifully crafted works for viola and piano from four little-known composers of the late-romantic era … works that definitely deserve to be restored to the sadly limited repertoire of chamber music for the viola. Martin brings these fascinating work to vibrant life, with deft and sensitive collaboration from pianist Miko Kominami. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 15 by Paul Juon
Performer:  Spencer Martin (Viola), Miko Kominami (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Viola and Piano in C major, Op. 29 by Ernest Walker
Performer:  Spencer Martin (Viola), Miko Kominami (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Suite for Viola and Piano in D minor, Op. 2 by Benjamin Dale
Performer:  Spencer Martin (Viola), Miko Kominami (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; England 
4.
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 86 by Robert Fuchs
Performer:  Spencer Martin (Viola), Miko Kominami (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Austria 

Sound Samples

Viola Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 15: I. Moderato
Viola Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 15: II. Adagio assai e molto cantabile
Viola Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 15: III. Allegro moderato
Viola Sonata in C major, Op. 29: I. Andante, sempre largamente, quasi un poco adagio
Viola Sonata in C major, Op. 29: II. Presto agitato
Viola Sonata in C major, Op. 29: III. Allegro ma non troppo
Suite in D minor: II. Romance
Viola Sonata in D minor, Op. 86: I. Allegro moderato, ma passionato
Viola Sonata in D minor, Op. 86: II. Andante grazioso
Viola Sonata in D minor, Op. 86: III. Allegro vivace

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