Led by Tabea Zimmermann, three fascinating musical voices are united in this program that celebrates the viola.
Londoner York Bowen, a viola player himself, was also a fine pianist, and often acted as accompanist to the legendary violist Lionel Tertis. It was for Tertis and his students that Bowen composed this rhapsodic Fantasia.
Paul Hindemith was another viola-playing composer, and his final chamber work, the zesty Octet, includes not one but two violas; the finale features a particularly virtuosic part for first viola – a part Hindemith himself played at the first performance.
Yehudi Menuhin regarded his teacher George Enescu as the greatest musician he had ever met, and; you get some sense of Enescu’s titanic achievements when you hear his bold, beautiful Octet – a symphony in all but name – which he composed when he was still in his teens.
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