BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Viola Sonata, H. 355, JOSEPH JOACHIM (1831-1907): Hebrew Melodies "Impressions of Byron's Poems", Op. 9, ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882-1967): Adagio, GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955): Concertstück, ERNÖ DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960): Violin Sonata in C Sharp Minor, Op. 21 (arr. Sarah-Jane Bradley).
Catalogue Number: 10N054
Description: Naxos is certainly doing their best for the viola and, particularly, this violist. Here are Martinu's 1955 sonata, rhapsodic and folk-inflected, Joachim's richly Romantic three-movement work from around 1855-60 with its stylized treatment of Hebrew melodies, and two short, expressive and lyrical pieces by Enescu and Kodály. Oddly, since the Dohnányi is the violist's own arrangement, this piece was played by Lionel Tertis in England in the mid-1920s. Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Anthony Hewitt (piano).