Composer: Joseph Martin Kraus
Performer: David Aaron Carpenter, Riitta Pesola
Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta
Conductor: Janne Nisonen
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 1.13 GB
Viola Concerto in E flat major, VB 153c
01. I. Risoluto
02. II. Adagio e cantabile
03. III. Rondo: Moderato
Viola Concerto in C major, VB 153b
04. I. Allegro maestoso
05. II. Larghetto cantabile
06. III. Rondo: Allegro
Concerto for Viola and Cello in G major, VB 153a
07. I. Allegro moderato e cantabile
08. II. Adagio
09. III. Rondo: Allegro moderato
Recorded: 7-9 November 2011
Recording Venue: Tapiola Hall, Espoo
This new release features the first-ever commercial recording of three newly discovered viola concertos by German-born Swedish composer Joseph Martin Kraus.
Joseph Martin Kraus was one of the most innovative composers of his time. With Mozart, he was described by Haydn as one of only two geniuses he knew.
Recipient of the 2011 Leonard Bernstein Award and of the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant, David Aaron Carpenter has emerged as one of the world’s most promising young artists. The Philadelphia Inquirer describes him as being “in a league with the best.”
This release follows on the success of David’s earlier recordings, including the Elgar and Schnittke concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach (ODE11532), which was an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone.
One of the leading chamber orchestras in the world, the Tapiola Sinfonietta has enjoyed critical success from their recordings of key Classical repertoire, including the Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with piano soloist Olli Mustonen.