I distinctly remember the first time that I heard Cecil Forsyth’s Viola Concerto in G Minor. It was the summer of , and I was spending some. Cecil Forsyth (30 November – 7 December ) was an English composer and His compositions include the Viola Concerto in G minor (which was. Preview, buy and download songs from the album Bowen & Forsyth: Viola Concertos, including “Viola Concerto in G Minor: II. Andante un poco sostenuto” and.

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See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. This isn’t the first viola concerto, but it is surely the first truly virtuosic viola concertante work. I can only imagine that Bowen himself didn’t try to promote it much, even while Lionel Tertis the dedicatee was alive, much less so once he was gone. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Viola Concerto in G minor: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Don’t show cncerto this message again. The Archive service is for CDs which have been deleted and where the musical content is not otherwise available.

It is just fantastic; compelling, ceaselessly interesting from moment to moment, showing incredible imaginative resources. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Bevor nun aber der eigentliche Satz beginnt, gibt es eine Pause. Learn more about Amazon Prime. From the above you may think that the Forsyth Concerto is completely overshadowed by Bowen’s, but that isn’t the case.


Vorsyth it’s remarkable that the young Bowen had absorbed all this, it is even more amazing that just a short time later he was able to forge these disparate musics into a style recognizable as York Bowen.

Showing of 2 reviews. See offer for details. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. York Bowen was born in London in and quickly emerged from his whisky-distilling family background to be recognized as a star in the musical firmament of the day. There is one weak moment: DDD Number of Discs: The soloist is sometimes emphatic with vorsyth double-stopping, especially towards the end, but the overall impression of good humour remains.

The album have not one but two quite magical viola pieces by two different composers York Bowen and Cecil Forsyth and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra plays like a dream,conducted vioola Martyn Brabbins – according to “Hyperion” liner concrrto works were very important in transforming viola into a solo instrument and surprisingly enough,Bowen was only twenty-four when his Concerto in C minor was composed!

Viola Concerto in G minor (Forsyth, Cecil)

Forsyth is certainly a master of the singing line, and was clearly writing for a player whose instrumental timbre was known to him. Viola Concerto in G minor composer. Alas, with time it is exactly this romantic part that came to be looked down upon as old fashioned and after composer’s death his work slowly went into decline,unperformed and almost forgotten. May Total duration: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. All in all, a great, important disc, and in the case of the Bowen, a find and a revelation in the development of the virtuoso viola repertoire.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Eines der ersten dieser Konzerte stammte von York Foesyth. It’s good if you already know some of the music Bowen wrote once he had found his voice, because it foncerto you to put Conceryo Concerto firsyth it’s proper persepctive as one work among his ciola, and as an independent work jockeying for position among the other viola compositions written previously and those of the day.


He was also a composer as well as a violist, and combined these diverse skills into producing a viola concerto that is powerful not only in the expression of the solo viola but the massive energy of the orchestration.

Almost cinematic forsyfh of piece “Gramophone” selected stayed for me for years until I finally decided,yes I want to hear the whole album and was thrilled to finally get my hands on it. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The viola returns more passionately with new material and over a broad span builds to a climax when the orchestra sings out the opening theme.

Inexplicably, the existence of the work was totally ignored by Tertis who omits forsyhh reference to it from his catalogue of English viola concertos, this despite the fact that he is known to have played in the orchestra at the premiere.

You’ll love the finale in particular, with its delicate use of percussion and feisty exchanges between solo and orchestra. Write a customer review.

A contrasting second theme, now a consistent compositional signature, brings the concerto to vila close in the major fosyth. Powerful melodies are constantly thrown between viola and orchestra, and the whole gives an impression of tireless good humour.

This reinforces the impression that Tertis appears not to have related to this concerto: There simply was no viola writing like this up to this time. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Yet Tertis ignored it. This significant new recording presents two viola concertos whose relative obscurity belies their cultural significance and musical worth.