Hindemith: Music For Viola / Hosprova

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Label: SUPRAPHON
Catalog: SU4147-2
Format: CD

Hosprova; Cechova; Prague Chamber Orchestra

Composed by: Hindemith, Paul

This Jitka Hosprová homage honors Paul Hindemith (1895-1963); a composer and virtuoso violist who wrote all his viola works within twenty years or so and then abandoned composing for the instrument for good. The pieces featured here also bear witness to Hindemith’s journey from reverberations of Romanticism and Impressionism to attaining his own singular musical language, already evident in Sonata Op. 25. This music remains profound and colorful, as is the viola itself.

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