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Viola Space - Japan 10th Anniversary - Penderecki, Et Al


Release Date: 07/29/2003 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1379/80   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Krzysztof PendereckiToshio HosokawaGyörgy KurtágPer Norgaard,   ... 
Performer:  Masao KawasakiMazumi TanamuraYoshiko KawamotoNobuko Imai,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Viola Space in Japan is one of the world's most important musical festivals dedicated to the viola and the music composed for it. Founded by Nobuko Imai - well-known to BIS followers as well as to lovers of the viola - it celebrates its 10th anniversary, and BIS was invited to document some of the 150 works that have been performed over the years. This double CD is inmissable not only as a portrait of a fascinating festival but also as a documentation of the various ways the viola has stirred the imagination of contemporary composers. Viola Space in Japan is one of the world's most important musical festivals dedicated to the viola and the music composed for it. Founded by Nobuko Imai - well-known to BIS followers as well as to lovers of the viola - it celebrates its 10th anniversary, and BIS was invited to document some of the 150 works that have been performed over the years. This double CD is inmissable not only as a portrait of a fascinating festival but also as a documentation of the various ways the viola has stirred the imagination of contemporary composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cadenza for Viola solo by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Masao Kawasaki (Viola), Mazumi Tanamura (Viola), Yoshiko Kawamoto (Viola),
Nobuko Imai (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Poland 
2.
Voyage VI for Viola and Strings by Toshio Hosokawa
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002 
3.
Hommage a Robert Schumann, Op. 15d by György Kurtág
Performer:  Yuji Murai (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Hungary 
4.
Libro per Nobuko by Per Norgaard
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Denmark 
5.
Suite for Viola solo by Quincy Porter
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
6.
Yizkor "In Memorium" by Odön Partos
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Israel 
7.
Sonata for Viola solo by György Ligeti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991-1994; Hungary 
8.
Viola, Viola by George Benjamin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; England 
9.
Sonata for Viola and Piano "Process" by Hikaru Hayashi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; Japan 
10.
Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Strings "For Three" by Alfred Schnittke
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Germany 

Sound Samples

Voyage VI
Cadenza: per viola sola
Hommage a R. Sch., Op. 15d: I. (merkwurdige Pirouetten des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler)
Hommage a R. Sch., Op. 15d: II. (E.*: der begrenzte Kreis...) -
Hommage a R. Sch., Op. 15d: III. (...und wieder zuckt es schmerzlich F.* um die Lippen...)
Hommage a R. Sch., Op. 15d: IV. (Felho valek, mar sut a nap...)
Hommage a R. Sch., Op. 15d: V. In der Nacht
Hommage a R. Sch., Op. 15d: VI. Abschied (Meister Raro entdeckt Guillaume de Machaut)
Libro Per Nobuko: Prologo
Libro Per Nobuko: Stravagante
Libro Per Nobuko: Cantante
Libro Per Nobuko: Giocante
Libro Per Nobuko: Epilogo
Libro Per Nobuko: II. Bofast (Resident)
Viola Suite: I. Lento
Viola Suite: II. Allegro furioso
Viola Suite: III. Larghetto espressivo
Viola Suite: IV. Allegro spirituoso
Yizkor (In Memoriam)
Sonata for Viola Solo: I. Hora Lunga
Sonata for Viola Solo: II. Loop
Sonata for Viola Solo: III. Facsar
Sonata for Viola Solo: IV. Prestissimo con sordino
Sonata for Viola Solo: V. Lamento
Sonata for Viola Solo: VI. Chaconne chromatique
Viola, Viola
Viola Sonata, "Process"
Konzert zu 3 (Concerto for 3): I. Moderato
Konzert zu 3 (Concerto for 3): II. -
Konzert zu 3 (Concerto for 3): III. Largo
Konzert zu 3 (Concerto for 3): IV. - - attacca - Menuet

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