Music for Viola

Music for Viola & Piano

  • Brahms:
    Viola Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120, No. 2
  • Hindemith:
    Sonata for Viola & Piano in F major, Op. 11 No. 4
  • Schubert:
    Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’, D821

Performed by Naoko Shimizu, viola, and Özgür Aydin, piano

This CD has a wonderful collection of Viola music, and it is played with great sensitivity and a wonderful, warm sound by both soloists.

The selections are:

Paul Hindemith: Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 4
I. Fantasie: Ruhig
II. Theme and Variations 1-4
III. Finale: Sehr lebhaft (Alla breve) in wechselnder Taktart – Variations 5-7 – Coda

Franz Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 (arr. for viola and piano)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto

Johannes Brahms: Viola Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120
I. Allegro amabile
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Andante con moto

Here are Ms. Shimizu and Mr. Aydin in J.S.Bach’s Viola Da Gamba Sonata No.1 in G major BWV1027; 2nd movement:

And here is the 3rd movement from the same Sonata:

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Tags: Naoko Shimizu (viola), Özgür Aydin (piano), Bach, Hindemith, Schubert

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