FORUM

Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Richard O'Neill plays the Clarke viola sonata
How about a viola soloist? World-class violist, playing one of the great masterpieces of the viola repertoire.
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
AndrewH
Sacramento, California
Members

Regulars
November 8, 2017 - 7:10 am
Member Since: November 5, 2017
Forum Posts: 197
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Just thought I'd introduce my favorite violist, in a must-hear performance of the first movement of the Clarke viola sonata.

The piece he's playing is also one of my favorites, and it's not too hard to tell why. The first movement, especially, is something you rarely ever hear two violists play the same way because it leaves so much room for interpretation.

Avatar
Irv
Members

Regulars
December 31, 2017 - 4:01 pm
Member Since: December 23, 2017
Forum Posts: 296
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Beta Barto composed a Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, which was unfortunately not completed before his death in 1945.  Yo-yo Ma recorded it with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra using a viola with a floor peg, designed (and I believe built) by Carleen Hutchins.  Ma was roundly ridiculed by the classical music community for using this instrument, and he never used it again.  The recording (with the Stephen Albert Concerto for Cello and Orchestra and the Ernest Block Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)  is called "The New York Album" and was rewarded a Grammy.  The CD inner cover has a photograph partially showing the viola (peg out of picture) with Yo-Yo Ma.  I could not find the recording on Amazon but had no problem purchasing one on eBay.  

 

  

Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under different conditions.  Mark Twain

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
48 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming Killerkhezu, visionsalchemy, Preanix, laserbrainz, Writer, chendricks, EricBluegrassFiddle, Dan

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 4107

Mad_Wed: 2849

.: 2671

Fiddlestix: 2647

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Kevin M.: 1969

cdennyb: 1813

damfino: 1727

TerryT: 1726

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 12227

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 57

Topics: 7214

Posts: 89708

Newest Members:

margueriteeo60, janettepi60, jacquelynsm3, leonqv11, Bremarspita, harveyqk60

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 13311, KindaScratchy: 1725, BillyG: 2423