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Bax, Bliss, Vaughan Williams: Sonatas, Suite For Viola And Piano / Euler, Rivinus

Bax / Euler / Rivinus
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9031796   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir Arthur BlissArnold BaxRalph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Christian EulerPaul Rivinius
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lionel Tertis is regarded as “the father of the viola.” Although he was not its inventor, he was the first musician to concertize internationally as a soloist on this marvelously multifaceted instrument and to inspire leading composers to produce music for it. While retracing this violist’s path, Christian Euler chanced on three English compositions by Bliss, Bax, and Vaughan Williams and is now presenting these rediscoveries with the pianist Paul Rivinius. The works could not be more different and display the viola’s overwhelming potential in all its great breadth. Lionel Tertis is regarded as “the father of the viola.” Although he was not its inventor, he was the first musician to concertize internationally as a soloist on this marvelously multifaceted instrument and to inspire leading composers to produce music for it. While retracing this violist’s path, Christian Euler chanced on three English compositions by Bliss, Bax, and Vaughan Williams and is now presenting these rediscoveries with the pianist Paul Rivinius. The works could not be more different and display the viola’s overwhelming potential in all its great breadth. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Viola and Piano, T 52 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Christian Euler (Viola), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; England 
2.
Sonata for Viola and Piano by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Christian Euler (Viola), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; England 
3.
Suite for Viola and Chamber Orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Christian Euler (Viola), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 

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