I distinctly remember the first time that I heard Cecil Forsyth’s Viola Concerto in G Minor. It was the summer of , and I was spending some. Cecil Forsyth (30 November – 7 December ) was an English composer and His compositions include the Viola Concerto in G minor (which was. Preview, buy and download songs from the album Bowen & Forsyth: Viola Concertos, including “Viola Concerto in G Minor: II. Andante un poco sostenuto” and.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Viola Concerto in C minor, Op. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: There simply was concertoo viola writing like this up to this time. You’ll love the finale in particular, with its delicate use of percussion and feisty exchanges between solo and orchestra. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. OK,again something beautiful recommended by “Gramophone” in their the-best-of-the-month section but also curiously enough,the viola player here talented Lawrence Power played with pianist Mikhail Pletnev whose Tchaikovsky recording I love so much.

Jahrhunderts etablierte sich die Bratsche als Soloinstrument. The exclamatory tutti interjections carry forward from the preceding prelude, and the cadenza explores the highest range of the viola. The soloist is sometimes emphatic with much double-stopping, especially towards the end, but the overall impression of good humour remains.

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Blog Stats 78, hits. Cecil Forsyth was primarily a musicologist, with Orchestration being his prime publication, and his advice to Vaughan Williams on the orchestration of A London Symphony was noted by Adrian Boult.

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Eines der ersten dieser Konzerte stammte von York Bowen. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. May Total duration: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. York Bowen was born in London in and quickly emerged from his whisky-distilling family background to be recognized as a star in the musical firmament of the day. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.


The first movement begins with cnocerto Wuthering Heights kind of dark foggy charm, never fully resolving but yearning toward the main theme in the Allegro con spirito. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. This significant new recording presents two viola concertos conccerto relative obscurity belies their cultural significance and musical worth.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The second movement reminds us forsyty that of Saint-Saens cello concerto, with subdued viola lines eventualizing in sustained peaks as the intertwining orchestra takes over from below. It’s good if you already know some of the music Bowen wrote once he had found his voice, because it allows you to put Bowen’s Concerto in it’s proper persepctive as one work among his canon, and as an independent work jockeying for position among the other viola compositions written previously and those of the day.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. A contrasting second theme, now a consistent compositional signature, brings the concerto to a close in the major mode.

In many instances we will provide complete printed booklets, but please note that this is not always the case. If you are a seller for this product, would fkrsyth like to suggest updates through seller support? I can only imagine that Bowen himself didn’t try to promote it much, even while Lionel Tertis the dedicatee was alive, much less so once he was gone.

You are commenting using your WordPress. There vlola something very appealing in yearning tone of Viola and Bowen himself liked it better than violin – in combination with a full-blown symphonic orchestra it is truly very romantic and beautiful music.


The concerto, which premiered at the London Proms inbrings out various stylistic inferences from passionate Vioa and foreshadows the early film scores. It too could easily replace some of the hoary viola concertante works to which we’re usually subjected. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The album have not one but two quite magical viola pieces forsyyth two different composers York Bowen and Cecil Forsyth and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra plays like a dream,conducted by Martyn Brabbins – according to “Hyperion” liner notes,both works were very important in transforming viola into a solo instrument and surprisingly enough,Bowen was only twenty-four when his Concerto in C minor was composed!

Share your thoughts with other customers. A triumphant third movement carries a march-like tempo, bringing out the sonority of the viola with double, triple and quadruple stops only hinted at in the first movement.

There is one weak moment: It seems to be from another piece, and Concetro Foreman author of the booklet note thinks it was actually written by Tertis.

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See his Phantasy for viola and piano for the first manifestation of the mature Bowen. DDD Number of Discs: Almost cinematic beauty of piece “Gramophone” selected stayed for me for years until I finally decided,yes I want to hear the whole album and was thrilled to finally get my hands on it.

Forsyth’s is a classy work which wears its virtuosity lightly. A dark and up-tempo secondary theme breaks the subtlety, exploring a wide alto range before returning to the original theme.