Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo No. 2; Viola Sonata

Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo No. 2; Viola Sonata  

Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto;  Three Madrigals; Duo No. 2;  Viola Sonata

'Maxim Rysanov, the tone of his 1780 Guadagnini viola a miraculous combination of dark vigour with the translucency of a viola d’amore, has the most idiomatic partner in Jiri Belohlavek conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The consonance with violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky in the two Duos of 1947 and 1950 is even more miraculous.' David Nice

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Martinu

Rhapsody-Concerto;
Three Madrigals; Duo No. 2;
Viola Sonata
Maxim Rysanov (viola), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Katya Apekisheva (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Jirí Belohlávek
BIS BIS-2030 (hybrid CD/SACD)  
68 mins
 

Read the rest of this review in the August issue of BBC Music Magazine.

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