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Kraus: Viola Concertos

David Aaron Carpenter, Tapiola Sinfonietta

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Viola Concerto in E-Flat Major, VB 153c  
1
I. Risoluto
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Tapiola Sinfonietta
10:45
2
II. Adagio e cantabile
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Tapiola Sinfonietta
4:59
3
III. Rondo: Moderato
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Tapiola Sinfonietta
4:41
Viola Concerto in C Major, VB 153b  
4
I. Allegro maestoso
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Tapiola Sinfonietta
8:31
5
II. Larghetto cantabile
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Tapiola Sinfonietta
4:45
6
III. Rondo: Allegro
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Tapiola Sinfonietta
4:20
Concerto for Viola and Cello in G Major, VB 153a  
7
I. Allegro moderato e cantabile
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Riitta Pesola; Tapiola Sinfonietta
11:33
8
II. Adagio
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Riitta Pesola; Tapiola Sinfonietta
7:04
9
III. Rondo: Allegro moderato
Joseph Martin Kraus; David Aaron Carpenter; Riitta Pesola; Tapiola Sinfonietta
4:49
Total Playing Time    61:27
"... seductively rich sound ... forceful interpretive personality ... remarkable control of his instrument ..."
- The New York Times

"Carpenter is a sensitive and knowledgeable guide through these works, which he plays as if they've always been with him. Viola players will surely rejoice that their concerto repertoire now has three challenging and beautiful additions."
- Gramophone

"Four Stars. Their Haydnesque scale and formal clarity suggest they're all early works ... Kraus was clearly a fine melodist; all three slow movements include touching lyrical passages, beautifully drawn out and shaped by Aaron Carpenter's solo viola."
- BBC Music Magazine

This release from the Tapiola Sinfonietta features the first-ever commercial recording of three newly discovered, substantial viola concertos by German-born Swedish composer Joseph Martin Kraus, one of the most innovative composers of his time, equated by Haydn to W.A. Mozart as the only two geniuses he knew. The featured works are the only known music from the Classical era to demand the utmost virtuosity from the viola soloist, in this case award-winning David Aaron Carpenter, one of the world's most promising young artists.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ondine Studio Masters

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