EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 (arr. Lionel Tertis [1876-1975], ed. David Aaron Carpenter), ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998): Viola Concerto.

Catalogue Number: 09L063

Label: Ondine

Reference: ODE 1153-2

Format: CD

Price: $15.98

Description: The current soloist, whose recording debut this is, "used Tertis' transcription as a template and have made my version more attuned to what Elgar originally wrote". Exactly what this means is not mentioned although Carpenter does not tune his C string down to B flat for the third movement as Tertis had done. He's also, presumably, not playing as huge a viola as Tertis did either. So it's up to you, viola fans! David Aaron Carpenter (viola), Philharmonia Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach.

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