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"Polyphonic Perversity" with Dan (archive)

A smorgasbord of viola goodness
Sunday, December 1, 2013 | 12:00 to 14:00 | Playlist

Artist Song Album Label Comments
George Banjamin Viola, Viola Viola Viola Bridge 1996: Misha Amory and Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Luciano Berio Chemins II Berio Sony Classical 1967: Jean Sulem, viola; Ensemlbe InterContemporain; Pierre Boulez, conductor
Derek Bermel Soul Garden Soul Garden Composers Recordings, Inc. 2000: Paul Neubauer, viola; Borromeo String Quartet; Fred Sherry, cello
Kaija Saariaho Vent Nocturne Saltarello ECM 1996: Garth Knox, viola
Igor Stravinsky Elegie Recursions In a Circle 1944: Nicholas Cords, viola
Benjamin Britten Lachrymae op. 48a Lachrymae ECM 1976: Kim Kashkashian, viola; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Daniel Bjarnason Sleep Variations Baroque New Amsterdam 201?: Nadia Sirota, viola
Paul Chihara Redwood Shostakovich - Chihara - Bouchard ECM 1967: Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion
György Ligeti Viola Sonata mvt 6. Chaconne chromatique Music for Viola ECM 1994: Kim Kashkashian, viola