William Primrose: Milestones of a Viola Legend | Documents 600523

William Primrose: Milestones of a Viola Legend

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600523

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 11th October 2019

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Komm, susser Tod, BWV478
Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV787-801 (string trio)
» no.3 in D major, BWV789
» no.9 in F minor, BWV795

Beethoven, Ludwig van

String Trio in D major, op.9 no.2

Benjamin, Arthur

Viola Sonata

Berlioz, Hector

Harold in Italy, op.16

Brahms, Johannes

Gesange (2), op.91
Viola Sonata no.1 in F minor, op.120 no.1 (transcribed from clarinet sonata)
Viola Sonata no.2 in E flat major, op.120 no.2 (transcribed from clarinet sonata)

Dvorak, Antonin

Humoresque

Handel, George Frideric

Keyboard Suite no.7 in G minor, HWV432
» VI Passacaglia (arr. Halvorsen)
Trio Sonatas (10), op.2 HWV386a-394
» no.9 in E major, HWV394: Adagio

Harris, Roy

Soliloquy and Dance

Kreisler, Fritz

Liebesfreud
String Quartet in A minor

Massenet, Jules

Elegie

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546
Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat major, K364
String Quintet no.2 in C minor, K406
String Quintet no.3 in C major, K515
String Quintet no.4 in G minor, K516
String Quintet no.5 in D major, K593
String Quintet no.6 in E flat major, K614

Paganini, Nicolo

Caprices (24) for solo violin, op.1
» no.5 in A minor
» no.13 in B flat major 'Devil's laughter'
» no.17 in E flat major
» no.24 in A minor (arr. Primrose)
La Campanella

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.3 In the Silence of the Secret Night

Schubert, Franz

Ave Maria, D839 (Ellens Gesang III, op.52 no.6)
Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343
Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout' (Die Forelle)
String Trio in B flat major, D581

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.6
» no.6 None but the Lonely Heart

Walton, William

Viola Concerto

Artists

William Primrose (viola)
Vernon Tar (organ)
Ethelbert Nevin (piano)
Marian Anderson (contralto)
Franz Rupp (piano)
Joseph Kahn (piano)
Albert Spalding (violin)
Andre Benoit (piano)
Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Harry Isaacs (piano)
Isaac Stern (violin)
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
Szymon Goldberg (violin)
Nikolai Graudan (cello)
Stuart Sankey (double bass)
Victor Babin (piano)
Sidonie Goossens (harp)
Wladimir Sokoloff (piano)
Johana Harris (piano)
Fritz Kreisler (violin)
Thomas Petre (violin)
Lauri Kennedy (cello)
Griller Quartet

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Komm, susser Tod, BWV478
Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV787-801 (string trio)
» no.3 in D major, BWV789
» no.9 in F minor, BWV795

Beethoven, Ludwig van

String Trio in D major, op.9 no.2

Benjamin, Arthur

Viola Sonata

Berlioz, Hector

Harold in Italy, op.16

Brahms, Johannes

Gesange (2), op.91
Viola Sonata no.1 in F minor, op.120 no.1 (transcribed from clarinet sonata)
Viola Sonata no.2 in E flat major, op.120 no.2 (transcribed from clarinet sonata)

Dvorak, Antonin

Humoresque

Handel, George Frideric

Keyboard Suite no.7 in G minor, HWV432
» VI Passacaglia (arr. Halvorsen)
Trio Sonatas (10), op.2 HWV386a-394
» no.9 in E major, HWV394: Adagio

Harris, Roy

Soliloquy and Dance

Kreisler, Fritz

Liebesfreud
String Quartet in A minor

Massenet, Jules

Elegie

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546
Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat major, K364
String Quintet no.2 in C minor, K406
String Quintet no.3 in C major, K515
String Quintet no.4 in G minor, K516
String Quintet no.5 in D major, K593
String Quintet no.6 in E flat major, K614

Paganini, Nicolo

Caprices (24) for solo violin, op.1
» no.5 in A minor
» no.13 in B flat major 'Devil's laughter'
» no.17 in E flat major
» no.24 in A minor (arr. Primrose)
La Campanella

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.3 In the Silence of the Secret Night

Schubert, Franz

Ave Maria, D839 (Ellens Gesang III, op.52 no.6)
Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343
Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout' (Die Forelle)
String Trio in B flat major, D581

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.6
» no.6 None but the Lonely Heart

Walton, William

Viola Concerto

Artists

William Primrose (viola)
Vernon Tar (organ)
Ethelbert Nevin (piano)
Marian Anderson (contralto)
Franz Rupp (piano)
Joseph Kahn (piano)
Albert Spalding (violin)
Andre Benoit (piano)
Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Harry Isaacs (piano)
Isaac Stern (violin)
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
Szymon Goldberg (violin)
Nikolai Graudan (cello)
Stuart Sankey (double bass)
Victor Babin (piano)
Sidonie Goossens (harp)
Wladimir Sokoloff (piano)
Johana Harris (piano)
Fritz Kreisler (violin)
Thomas Petre (violin)
Lauri Kennedy (cello)
Griller Quartet

About

The Scotsman William Primrose was a violist of the century. His incredible musicality can easily imagined to be “a result of being touched by a fairy godmother’s wand” - as the British magazine Gramophone, the undisputed authority on classical music, put it.

William Primrose was indeed a gifted musician whose tone was inimitable and who achieved a lot for the appreciation of his often underrated instrument. He was one of the most important pioneers of viola playing, instrumental in giving the viola its status as a solo instrument. This compilation of 12 original albums and bonus tracks from the years 1935 to 1961 introduces an artist who is considered to be one of the most important soloists of the 20th century and, moreover, has written music history as a passionate chamber musician with legendary trio formations. Included are recordings with the Heifetz-Primrose-Piatigorsky ensemble (Beethoven, Schubert), examples of the highly successful collaboration with the Griller Quartet (Mozart Quintets), Brahms Sonatas with Rudolf Firkušný and recordings with the great Marian Anderson. Not to be missed are Walton’s Viola Concerto under the baton of the composer, Berlioz’s Harold en Italie, as well as pearls of the solo repertoire and chamber music by Schubert, Bach, Benjamin, Kreisler, Handel, Dvořák, Paganini, Rachmaninov, Massenet and many more.

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