#3425: Music for Viola

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Besides drummer jokes, there might be almost as many viola jokes tied for the lead in musical humor.  We'll put all that aside for this New Sounds program, where the viola takes center stage, not necessarily as a solo instrument in a concerto or a chamber setting.  Hear new works for viola, some for viola & electronics, and viola d'amore.  From the record, "Baroque" by new music champion Nadia Sirota, listen to a piece by Missy Mazzoli, "Tooth And Nail."

There's also a piece by violist/composer/arranger Ljova from his record "Melting River," music created for “Project XII”, a commission from Canadian choreographer (and Baryshnikov’s protege), Aszure Barton.  Also, work from Garth Knox and an arrangement of John Cage's lovely "Dream."  And more.

PROGRAM #3425, Music for Viola (First aired on 1/30/2013)                                       

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Various Artists: Maria Newman

The Romantic Approach

Cage:"Dream," Arranged Karen Phillips [7:30]

Celestial Harmonies 13087
harmonies.com

Nadia Sirota

Baroque

Missy Mazzoli: Tooth And Nail [10:00]

Bedroom Community / New Amsterdam HVALUR 17 
bedroomcommunity.net 

Ljova

Melting River

Melting River [6:24]

ljova.bandcamp.com

Kim Kashkashian

Neharot

Tigran Mansurian:  Tagh for the Funeral of the Lord [5:30]

ECM 2065 
ecmrecords.com

Garth Knox

D’Amore

Malor Me Bot [9:21]

ECM 1925
ecmrecords.com

Paolo Pizzi

Time (Elapsed) Art Music

 Fo(u)r Violas [3:42]

Time (Elapsed) Art Music
TE CD 01
Long out of print.

Charles Dodge

Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental

Viola Elegy, exerpt [4:00]

New Albion 043
Out of print, but download from Amazon.com or iTunes