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Short Stories / Melia Watras, Kimberly Russ

Clarke / Enescu / Jolas / Porter / Watras / Russ
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Fleur De Son   Catalog #: 58007   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Rebecca ClarkeGeorge EnescuBetsy JolasQuincy Porter,   ... 
Performer:  Melia WatrasKimberly Russ
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Short Stories demonstrates the versatility of the viola. In gathering these works, I wanted to find a wide variety of sound, color, and emotional content. This collection shows the viola’s warmth and depth, while also displaying its virtuosic and expressive capabilities."
-- Melia Watras
“Short Stories demonstrates the versatility of the viola. In gathering these works, I wanted to find a wide variety of sound, color, and emotional content. This collection shows the viola’s warmth and depth, while also displaying its virtuosic and expressive capabilities."
-- Melia Watras Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Passacaglia on an Old English Tune for Viola/Cello and Piano by Rebecca Clarke
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1940-41; USA 
2.
Concert Piece for Viola and Piano by George Enescu
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Romania 
3.
Episode sixième for Viola solo by Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
4.
Speed Etude by Quincy Porter
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
5.
Rêverie by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
6.
Sonata for Viola solo: 2nd movement, Loop by György Ligeti
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
7.
Flexible Parts by Anna Weesner
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Written: 2008 
8.
Elegie for Viola and Piano, Op. 30 by Henri Vieuxtemps
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1854; France 
9.
Elle s'enfuit by Andrew Waggoner
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Written: 2008 
10.
Hard-Knock Stomp by Dan Visconti
Performer:  Melia Watras (Viola), Kimberly Russ (Piano)
Period:   
Written: 2000 

Sound Samples

Passacaglia
Concertstuck, "Piece de concert"
Episode sixieme
Speed Etude
Reverie in F sharp minor (completed by H. Weickmann): Reverie
Sonata for Viola Solo: II. Loop
Flexible Parts: I. Small Piece of the Story
Flexible Parts: II. Proximity
Flexible Parts: III. Local Dance
Flexible Parts: IV. Elements
Flexible Parts: V. Air
Flexible Parts: VI. Viola Song
Flexible Parts: VII. Further Small Piece of the Story
Elegie, Op. 30
Elle s'enfuit
Hard-Knock Stomp

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