ALESSANDRO ROLLA (1757-1841): Viola Sonatas in C, in E Flat, Op. 3/1 and in D Minor, Op. 3/2, Duetto in A for Violin and Viola, Op. 18/1, 2 Esercizii for Solo Viola, Esercizio e Arpeggio in G for Solo Viola.
Catalogue Number: 04M035
Description: Rolla's conservatism is demonstrated by the fact that these three sonatas are recorded here in modern editions which turn the original figured bass into a piano part. The solos and duo are thus more "historically correct" but none of this will bother lovers of the viola; this young American violist is apparently fairly universally recognized as a coming big star. Jennifer Stumm (viola), Connie Shih (piano), Liza Ferschtman (violin).