There was always a lot of music in my home, when I grew up. Perhaps that is the source of my love of the sound of the viola.
On this new recording we hear a fairly unknown artist to American audiences, presenting unfamiliar music from Easter Europe.
The violist is Kristina Fialova: And the music serves as an Introduction to the following compositions:
O Crux – Meditation
Sonata-Song for Viola Solo
Cadenza for solo viola
Introduction and Allegro, Op. 44
Elegy, for solo viola
All performed by Kristina Fialova (viola)
The virtuosic young Czech viola player Kristina Fialová presents contemporary and 20th-century works by Rózsa, Godár, Penderecki, Khachaturian, Stravinsky and Bodorová. These are fine performances of music by composers from middle and Eastern Europe.
Here is Ms. Fialove performing the viola sonata by Paul Hindemith: