Quincy Porter : Complete Viola Works

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Quincy Porter : Complete Viola Works

Catalogue No:

DSL90911

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th April 2010

Barcode:

0053479091123

Length:

74 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Quincy Porter : Complete Viola Works


Porter, Q:

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Northwest Sinfonia, John McLaughlin Williams

Speed Etude

with John McLaughlin Williams (piano)

Duo for Viola and Harp

with Douglas Rioth (harp)

Suite for Viola Alone

Duo for Violin and Viola

with John McLaughlin Williams (violin)

Duo for Viola and Harpsichord

with John McLaughlin Williams (harpsichord)

Poem for Viola and Piano

with John McLaughlin Williams (piano)

Blues Lointains for Viola and Piano

with John McLaughlin Williams (piano)


Eliesha Nelson (viola)

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Celebrated American composer Quincy Porter (1897-1966) developed a unique music style and sound as a result of his studies in France with André Caplet and Vincent d’Indy, and in New York with Ernest Bloch. Porter’s music has a singing quality, possessing genuine rhythmic verve and is always fresh, spontaneous, independent, intellectual, and at the same time emotionally vital. Howard Hanson, stated that “Porter’s strings weave golden strands of melody, and his harmonies re-create for the ear of the listener the spirit of beauty.” As a violist, Porter created for his instrument an important, enduring, and stimulating body of musical literature. For the very first time, all of Porter’s works for viola have been recorded and are available on this disc. Performed by Cleveland Orchestra Violist Eliesha Nelson, in collaboration with Grammy® winner John McLaughlin Williams, and San Francisco Symphony Principal Harpist Douglas Rioth, this recording is a must for anyone interested in the repertoire of the viola or American music.

Eliesha Nelson began her musical life as a child of 8 in North Pole, Alaska playing Violin. In 1997 she moved her focus and passion from violin to the viola, and pursued a masters at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2000, after a year of performing as principal violist with the Florida Philharmonic, Eliesha was awarded a position in the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra where she continues to perform today.

Quincy Porter: Viola Concerto

I. Adagio

II. Allegro

III. Largo

IV. Allegro giusto

Quincy Porter: Speed Etude

Speed Etude

Quincy Porter: Duo for Viola and Harp

Duo for Viola and Harp

Quincy Porter: Viola Suite

I. Lento

II. Allegro furioso

III. Larghetto espressivo

IV. Allegro spirituoso

Quincy Porter: Blues Lointains (version for viola and piano)

Blues Lointains (version for viola and piano)

Quincy Porter: Poem (version for viola and piano)

Poem (version for viola and piano)

Quincy Porter: Duo for Viola and Harpsichord

Duo for Viola and Harpsichord

Quincy Porter: Duo for Violin and Viola

I. Allegretto

II. Lento

III. Allegro molto

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