Viola

Discover this wonderful, strong and warm instrument, too long in the shadow, which Brahms, Reger, Bach and all the great composers of the 20th century give finally it rightful place. Try the wonderful viola concerto (2003-2004) of Jindrich Feld (1925-2007), one of the greatest Czech composer, with this extraordinary orchestration. Probably the best viola concert ever written.

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SONATA IN G MINOR, BWV 1020, for keyboard and flute, attributed to Bach, transcribed for harpsichord and viola

SONATA IN F, BWV 1022, for keyboard and violin, attributed to Bach, transcribed for harpsichord and viola

SONATAS BWV 1027-1029, for keyboard and viola da gamba, transcribed for viola and harpsichord:

SONATA No.1 IN G

SONATA No.2 IN D

SONATA No.3 IN G MINOR


Zuzana RUZICKOVA, harpsichord/Cembalo/clavecin

Josef SUK, viola/Bratsche/alto


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SONATA IN G MINOR, BWV 1020, for keyboard and flute, attributed to Bach, transcribed for harpsichord and viola

SONATA IN F, BWV 1022, for keyboard and violin, attributed to Bach, transcribed for harpsichord and viola

SONATAS BWV 1027-1029, for keyboard and viola da gamba, transcribed for viola and harpsichord:

SONATA No.1 IN G

SONATA No.2 IN D

SONATA No.3 IN G MINOR


Zuzana RUZICKOVA, harpsichord/Cembalo/clavecin

Josef SUK, viola/Bratsche/alto


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Johannes BRAHMS :

THE VIOLA SONATAS, Op.120 (1894) :

SONATA in F minor/f-moll/en fa mineur, op.120 No.1

TWO SONGS for contralto, viola and piano, Op.91

SONATA in E flat/Es-Dur/en mi bémol majeur, Op.120 No.2


Robert SCHUMANN :

Märchenbilder Op. 133


Karolína BERKOVÁ, contralto/Alt/mezzo-soprano (Op.91)

Sachiko KAYAHARA, piano/Klavier

Josef KLUSON, viola/Viola/alto


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MUSICA NOVA BOHEMICA :

STRING QUARTET No. 4 J 61 (1965)

CLARINET QUINTET J 194 (1999)

TWO COMPOSITIONS FOR CELLO AND PIANO J 22 (1954-55)

CONCERTO FOR VIOLA AND FULL ORCHESTRA J 208 (2003-2004) *


PRAŽÁK QUARTET

Václav REMEŠ , Vlastimil HOLEK, violins/Violinen/violons, Josef KLUSOŇ, viola/Bratsche/alto Michal KAŇKA, cello/Violoncello/violoncelle

Jan MACH, clarinet/Klarinette/clarinette

Michal KAŇKA, cello, Jaromír KLEPÁČ, piano

Raphaël OLEG, viola/Bratsche/alto

CZECH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRAGUE

Vladimír VÁLEK

* enregistrement public effectué à l’Auditorium de Dijon par Franck GUINFOLEAU


PRD/DSD 250 239


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DUO No.1 FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLONCELLO H. 157 (1927)

STRING TRIO No.2, FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA AND VIOLONCELLO H. 238 (1934)

THREE MADRIGALS (DUO No.1), FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLA H. 313 (1947)

DUO No.2 FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLA H. 331 (1950)

DUO No.2 FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLONCELLO H. 371 (1958)

PIECE FOR TWO VIOLONCELLOS H. 377 (1959)


members of the BEETHOVEN TRIO

Pavel HŮLA, violin/Violine/violon

Josef KLUSOŇ, viola/Bratsche/alto

Michal KAŇKA, cello/Violoncello/violoncelle


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STRING TRIO (1990-91)

CADENZA (1984) per viola sola (1984)

PER SLAVA (1986), for cello solo

DIVERTIMENTO per violoncello solo (1994)

SEXTET for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet and French horn (2000)


Members of the PRAŽÁK QUARTET

Vlastimil HOLEK (+Trio), violin/Violine/violon, Josef KLUSOŇ, viola/Bratsche/alto (+Trio, Cadenza) Michal KAŇKA, cello/Violoncello/violoncelle (+ Trio, Per Slava, Divertimento)

Sachiko KAYAHARA, piano/Klavier (Sextet)

Michel LETHIEC, clarinet/Klarinette/clarinette (Sextet)

Premyšl VOJTA, French horn/Horn/cor (Sextet)


PRD/DSD 250 202


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SONATA FOR PIANO AND VIOLA IN A FLAT MAJOR, op.49 No.1 (1901)

SONATA FOR PIANO AND VIOLA IN F SHARP MINOR, op.49 No.2 (1901)

SONATA FOR PIANO AND VIOLA IN B FLAT MAJOR, op.107 (1909)


Josef KLUSON, viola/Bratsche/alto

Sachiko KAYAHARA, piano/Klavier


PRD 250 152


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FIVE PIECES FOR STRING QUARTET (1925)

CONCERTINO FOR FLUTE (PICCOLO), VIOLA AND DOUBLE BASS (1925)

DUO FOR VIOLIN AND CELLO (1925)

SEXTET FOR TWO VIOLINS, TWO VIOLAS AND TWO CELLOS (1920-24)


PRAŽÁK QUARTET

Václav REMEŠ, Vlastimil HOLEK, violins/Violinen/violons, Josef KLUSOŇ, viola/Bratsche/alto, Michal KAŇKA, cello/Violoncello/violoncelle

KOCIAN QUARTET

Pavel HŮLA, Miloš ČERNÝ, violins/Violinen/violons, Zbyněk PAĎOUREK viola/ Bratsche/alto, Václav BERNÁSEK, cello/Violoncello/violoncelle

Guest Soloists :

Václav KUNT, flute/Flöte/flûte, Jiří HUDEC, double bass/Kontrabaß/ contrebasse


PRD/DSD 250 203


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Trio for violin, viola and cello (Terezín 1944)

Four Movements for string quartet (1938)

String Quartet, Op. 2 (1940-41)

Duo for violin and viola (in the quarter-tone system) (1940)

Preludium for viola solo (1940)

Duo for violin and cello (1938-40)

Fantasy and Fugue for string quartet (Terezin, 1942-43)


KOCIAN QUARTET

Pavel HŮLA, Miloš ČERNÝ, housle/violins/Violinen/violons - Zbyněk PAĎOUREK, violu/viola/Bratsche/alto - Václav BERNÁŠEK, violoncello/cello/Violoncello/violoncelle


PRD/DSD 250 224


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William Primrose (1904-1982) : few master originals for viola

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Symphonie concertante in E flat, K.364 (1781)
1. I. Allegro maestoso
2. II. Andante
3. III. Presto

Jascha Heifetz, William Primrose, RCA Victor Symphony, Izler Solomon
Recorded New York, October 2, 1956

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869)
4. Harold en Italie/Harold in Italy, Op.16
Symphonie pour orchestre, alto principal d’après Byron (1834)
III. Sérénade/Serenade
William Primrose, alto – Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Münch
Recorded March 31, 1958, Boston Symphony Hall

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Concerto for viola Sz.120 (1945)
5. I. Allegro moderato
6. II. Adagio religioso – III. Allegro vivace

William Primrose, New Symphony Orchestra, London, Tibor Serlih
London, 1951. Bartók Records

WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983)
Concerto for viola (1929) original version
7. I. Andante comodo
8. II. Vivo, con molto preciso
9 III. Allegro moderato

William Primrose, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir William Walton
Recorded London, 22-23 July 1946

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PRD 25 324

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JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)

CD 1
STRING QUARTET No.2 in A minor, Op.51 No.2 (1873) 31:14
STREICHQUARTETT a-Moll op.51 Nr.2
QUATUOR À CORDES en la mineur op.51 no2
1. Allegro non troppo 09:00
2. Andante moderato 09:38
3. Quasi menuetto, moderato - Allegretto vivace 05:25
4. Finale. Allegro non assai 07:09
STRING QUARTET No.3 in B flat major, Op.67 (1876) 34:21
STREICHQUARTETT Nr.3 B-Dur, op.67
QUATUOR À CORDES no3 en si bémol majeur op.67
5. I. Vivace 07:46
6. II. Andante 07:39
7. III. Agitato. Allegretto non troppo 09:18
8. IV. Finale - Poco allegretto con variazioni 09:40

CD 2
STRING QUARTET No.1 in C minor, Op.51 No.1 (1873) 30:29
STREICHQUARTETT c-Moll op.51 Nr.1
QUATUOR À CORDES en ut mineur op.51 no1
1. Allegro 07:57
2. Romanze. Poco adagio 07:28
3. Allegretto molto moderato e comodo - Un poco più animato 09:13
4. Allegro 05:50

STRING QUINTET No.1 in F major, Op.88 (1882) 25:55
STREICHQUINTETT Nr.1 F-Dur op.88
QUINTETTE Á CORDES no1 en fa majeur op.88
5. Allegro non troppo ma con brio 08:40
6. Grave ed appassionato - Allegro vivace - Tempo I - Presto - Tempo I 12:04
7. Allegro energico 05:12
STRING QUINTET No.2 in G major, Op.111 (1890) 26:22
STREICHQUINTETT Nr.2 G-Dur op.111
QUINTETTE À CORDES no2 en sol majeur op.111
8. Allegro non troppo, ma con brio 09:20
9. Adagio 06:57
10. Un poco allegretto 05:22
11. Vivace ma non troppo presto 04:43

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The Budapest String Quartet
Joseph Roisman, Alexander Schneider, violins
Boris Kroyt, viola
Mischa Schneider, cello
(5-11) Walter Trampler, viola

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PRD 250 348

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CD1 | Pražák Quartet Janáček: String Quartet no.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’· String Quartet no.2 ‘Intimate Letters’ - PRD 250 108
CD2 | Pražák Quartet Dvořák: String Quartet no.12 ‘American’ · String Quartet no.14
- PRD 250 136
CD3 | Kocian Quartet · Pražák Quartet · Jiri Hudec · Vaclav Kunt Schulhoff: Chamber Music · Czech Degenerate Music PRD - 250 203
CD4 | Kocian Quartet Smetana: String Quartet no.1 ‘For my Life | Sibelius: String Quartet ‘Voces Intimae’ - PRD 250 257
CD5 | Guarneri Trio Prague Smetana: Piano Trio op.15 | Suk: Trio op.2 · Elegy op.23 | Fišer: Piano Trio - PRD 250 218
CD6 | Kocian Quartet · Ivan Klanski Martinů: Piano Quintets H 229 · H 298 · Piano Quartet H 287 - PRD 250 250
CD7 | Párkányí Quartet Debussy: String Quartet in G minor | Ravel: String Quartet in F major | Bartók: String Quartet no.4, Sz 91 - PRD 250 312
CD8 | Pražák Quartet Shostakovich: String Quartets op.108, op.110 · Piano Quintet op.57 - PRD 250 270
CD9 | Pražák Quartet · Vladimir Bukač · Petr Prause Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht · String Quartet no.4 op.37 - PRD 250 234
CD10| Pražák Quartet Schubert: String Quartet no.13 ‘Rosamunde’ · String Quartet no.14 ‘Der Tod und das Mädchen’ - PRD 250 091
CD11| Pražák Quartet Beethoven: String Quartet op.130 · ’Große Fuge’ op.133 - PRD 250 206
CD12| Pražák Quartet · Pascal Moragues Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K 581 · Kegelstatt-Trio K 498 | Weber: Clarinet Quintet op.34 - PRD 250 307
CD13| Pražák Quartet Haydn: String Quartets op.76 no.4 · op. 76 no.5 ‘Sunrise’ · op.76 no.6 - PRD 250 070
CD14| Pražák Quartet · Pascal Moragues Brahms: String Quartet no.2, op.51 · Clarinet Quintet, op.115 - PRD 250 227
CD15| Zemlinsky Quartet Mendelssohn: String Quartet op.44, no.2 · String Quartet op.80 · Capriccio no.81 no.3 - PRD 250 267
CD16| Leningrad Philharmonic · Yevgeny Mravinsky Bartók: Music for strings, percussion and celesta | Honegger: Symphony no.3 | Stravinsky: Agon - PRD 350 087
CD17| Leningrad Philharmonic · Yevgeny Mravinsky Prokofiev: Symphony no.5 op.100 · Symphony no.6 op.111 - PRD 350 121
CD18 | Svjatoslav Richter · Leningrad Philharmonic · Yevgeny Mravinsky Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no.1 · Symphony no.6 ‘Pathétique’ - PRD 350 069
CD19| Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra · Kirill Kondrashin Shostakovich: Symphony no.13 ‘Babi Yar’ op.113 | Prokofiev: October, op.74 - PRD 350 089
CD20| Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Shostakovich: In the Wake of World War II - PRD 250 319 
CD21| RIAS Sinfonie Orchester · Ferenc Fricsay Bartók: Two Portraits · Dance Suite · Piano Concerto no.2 · Divertimento for string orchestra - PRD 350 108
CD22 The Végh Quartet Bartók: The Complete String Quartets - PRD 250 358
CD23| Václav Neumann · Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Janáček: Amarus, The Cunning Little Vixen, From the house of the dead - PRD 250 308

CD24| Berliner Philharmoniker · Igor Markevitch · Galina Vishnevskaya Mussorgsky: Russian Songs · Pictures at an Exhibition | Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms - PRD 350 096
CD25| Orchestre du Théâtre national de l’Opéra de Paris · Manuel Rosenthal · Orchestre de la Suisse Romande · Ernest Ansermet Debussy: Images · Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune · La Boîte à joujoux - PRD 250 093
CD26| Maureen Forrester · Heinz Rehfuss · Felix Prohaska · Ferenc Fricsay In Memoriam Maureen Forrester (Mahler) - PRD 250 313
CD27| Wilhelm Furtwängler · Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Strauss: Don Juan · Tod und
Verklärung · Till Eulenspiegel · Vier Letzte Lieder - PRD 350 100
CD28| David Oistrakh · The Philharmonia · Sir Malcolm Sargent · Orchestre national de la Radiodiffusion française · André Cluytens In Honorem David Oistrakh (Beethoven) - PRD 350 082
CD29| Svjatoslav Richter Beethoven: Piano Sonatas no.23 ‘Appassionata’ · no.17 ‘The Tempest’ · no.18 - PRD 350 066
CD30| Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Chopin: Piano Sonata no.2 · Ballade no.1 · Valse no.17 · Fantaisie in F major - PRD 350 110

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PRD 250 421

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