JOSEPH JONGEN (1873-1953): Concertino for Viola and Piano, Op. 111, YANJUN JUA (1893-1950): The Moon Reflected in Er-Quan (arr. solo viola Yanqiao Wang [b.1937]), VIKTOR ULLMANN (1898-1944): 5 Love Songs, Op. 26 (arr. viola and piano Meng-Chieh Liu), GIDEON KLEIN (1919-1945): Duo for Violin and Viola, PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Viola Sonata.
Catalogue Number: 07R035
Description: Viola fanciers will like the 12 mintues worth of Ullmann song transcriptions and the authentic Chinese sound of the five-minute Moon Reflected. The Jongen and Klein only have one other recording, the former brief (under 10 minutes) and attractive, the latter a particularly forward-looking and expressionist piece via its use of quarter tones. Teng Li (viola), Meng-Chieh Liu (piano), Benjamin Bowman (violin).