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The Elegant Viola: Yizhak Schotten, Viola

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This is Yizhak Schotten's fifth CD on Crystal Records. He has been called "one of America's finest string players" by STRAD Magazine. Schotten is formerly principal viola of the Houston and Cincinnati Symphonies, and a member of the Boston Symphony. He is one of the most respected violists in the world. He now teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This is one of the only available recordings of the beautiful Suite by Vaughan Williams, and is the only recording of the Variations by Michael Colgrass.

About the Artist

Yizhak Schotten has been called "one of America's finest string players" by STRAD Magazine. Schotten is formally principal viola of the Houston and Cincinnati Symphonies, and a member of the Boston Symphony. He is one of the most respected violists in the world. He now teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Prelude
  2. Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Carol
  3. Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Christmas Dance
  4. Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Ballad
  5. Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Moto Perpetuo
  6. Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Musette
  7. Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Polka Melancolique
  8. Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Galop
  9. J.S. Bach (transcr. Z.Kodaly): Fantasia Cromatica
  10. W.F. Bach: Sonata in C minor: Adagio e mesto
  11. W.F. Bach: Sonata in C minor: Allegro non troppo
  12. W.F. Bach: Sonata in C minor: Allegro scherzando
  13. Colgrass: Variations for Four Drums and Viola


Product details

  • Performer: Yizhak Schotten (Viola), Carole Terry (Harpsichord), Frank Epstein (Percussion)
  • Orchestra: Slovak Radio Orchestra
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, Michael Colgrass
  • Audio CD (October 14, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Crystal Records CD837
  • ASIN: B000BRF9QW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,752 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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