572293 bk Viola - Chandos


572293 bk Viola - Chandos

Michiko OtakiAn especially noted chambermusician, pianist Michiko Otaki hasperformed and recorded with suchrenowned international ensemblesas the Graffe String Quartet,Kodály String Quartet, WarsawWind Quintet, Swiss Wind Quintet,and Martinů String Quartet, aswell as with the Brno ChamberSoloists, Slovak Sinfonietta, BrnoChamber Orchestra, BohemianChamber Philharmonic and PilsenPhilharmonic. Born in Japan, shegraduated from the San FranciscoConservatory and ManhattanSchool of Music, receiving herperforming doctorate from theUniversity of Miami. She isDirector of Keyboard Studies atPhoto: Lukás˘ Bednar˘íkClayton State University in Atlanta,where she often performs at Spivey Hall. Michiko Otaki has performed at the National Gallery, Weill Recital Hall,Cleveland’s Museum of Art and the Chamber Music Hall of the Warsaw Philharmonic, among other major venues.She has been featured at Festival Miami, the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, the Chicago Chamber MusicSociety, BIG Arts, and many other prestigious concert series.rwam.cnc.net/otaki68.572293

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NAXOSTHE VIRTUOSO VIOLALovers of the viola will rejoice at this deliciously varied musical feast: Zoltán Kodály’smagnificent transcription of Bach’s Chromatic Fantasia, Paganini’s Sonata (actually a themeand variations), two elegiac pieces by Vieuxtemps, Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro,Benjamin’s Le tombeau de Ravel, Enescu’s treacherously difficult yet fluidly melodic ConcertPiece, Jongen’s impressionistic Introduction et Danse, and Bernard Shore’s charming Scherzo.THE VIRTUOSO VIOLA1 Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960): Le tombeau de Ravel 13:302 George Enescu (1881-1955): Pièce de Concert 9:133 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Fantasia cromatica(arranged for solo viola by Zoltán Kodály) 7:254 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953): Introduction et Danse, Op. 102 7:355 Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-81): Capriccio for solo viola 3:21DDD8.572293Playing Time68:43NAXOSTHE VIRTUOSO VIOLA6 Henry Vieuxtemps: Elégie, Op. 30 5:478.5722937 Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840): Sonata per la gran viola, Op. 35(cadenzas by Atar Arad) 14:388 Fritz Kreisler (1871-1962): Praeludium and Allegro 4:339 Bernard Shore (1896-1985): Scherzo 2:41Roger Chase, Viola • Michiko Otaki, PianoRecorded at Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England, on 4th and 5th January and 3rd and 4th June, 2007Producer and engineer: Michael Ponder • Editor: Jennifer Howells • Booklet notes: Michiko Otaki and Roger ChasePublishers: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers, Ltd. (tracks 1 and 3); International Music Company (track 2);Max Eschig (track 4); Schott Music International (track 5); Stainer & Bell Ltd. (track 6); Schott MusicInternational / Fountain Park Music Publishing (track 7); Viola World Publications (track 8); Augener (track 9)Cover photograph by Martin Huber (www.iStockphoto.com)Disc made in Canada. Printed and assembled in USA.www.naxos.comBooklet notes in English & 2010 Naxos Rights International Ltd.8.572293

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