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Melia Watras

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I. Allegro moderato
George Rochberg; Melia Watras; Winston Choi
II. Adagio Lamentoso
George Rochberg; Melia Watras; Winston Choi
III. Fantasia. Epilogue
George Rochberg; Melia Watras; Winston Choi
Caprice Four (George)
Atar Arad; Melia Watras
Folk Songs  
Black is the colour…
Luciano Berio; Melia Watras; Galia Arad; Valerie Muzzolini Gordon
Perfect Storm
Shulamit Ran; Melia Watras
Naturale (su melodie siciliane)
Luciano Berio; Melia Watras; Matthew Kocmieroski; Giuseppe Celano
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    54:48
Grammy Award - Producer of the Year, Classical, 2016 "... Melia Watras spans earthy and luxurious sounds ... (she) is a Jean-Claude Van Damme of the viola ... (sonically) muscular in all the right places, elegant in delivery ... her mastery is immediately evident ... Watras injects these pages with beguiling, long-range phrasing and relentlessly luxurious tone." - WQXR-FM Ispirare is a collection of contemporary music for viola and the pieces that inspired their creation. Melia Watras has built this programme around works that are not only engaging to perform and listen to, but also provided a creative spark for other composers. Ispirare features the world premiere of Perfect Storm by Pulitzer Prize winner Shulamit Ran, commissioned for this album, along with pieces by George Rochberg, Luciano Berio and Watras's own viola professor, Atar Arad.
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Recorded at Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA June 19 and August 13 - 15, 2011 Producer: David Frost Associate producer: Michael Jinsoo Lim Recording engineer: David Dusman Mixing and mastering engineer: Tim Martyn Graphic design: Caleb Nei Photography: Collin J. Rae (cover), Rosemary Wagner (pp. 5, 7), Chad Johnston (Choi, p. 6), Kathrin Baumbach (Arad, p. 6), Yuen Lui Studio (Gordon, p. 6), Michelle Smith-Lewis (Kocmieroski, p. 6), Hideki Isoda (Arad p. 8), Laura Hamm (Ran, p. 9), Collin J. Rae (p. 10)

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