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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Lawrence Power is fast emerging as the foremost viola player of a new generation, the lyrical drama and versatility of his performances winning invitations to perform as soloist with top orchestras worldwide and with such chamber groups as The Nash Ensemble and the Leopold String Trio. This significant new recording presents two viola concertos whose relative obscurity belies their cultural significance and musical worth.

Viola Concerto in G minor (Forsyth, Cecil)

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.

Already a competent composer and experienced concwrto pianist in his teens, his cause was supported by Henry Wood and Hans Richter.

Moments of extreme virtuosity for the soloist Tertis would doubtless have insisted are supported by a full orchestral texture throughout in a work of astonishing maturity for a composer so young. Also born in London, though ckncerto two decades earlier, Cecil Forsyth had an equally impressive early career before a move to America and into the world of music publishing allowed his compositions to fall out of the repertory.

Cecil Forsyth: Viola Concerto | Andrew Filmer

Powerful melodies are constantly thrown between viola ivola orchestra, and the whole gives an impression of tireless good humour. Inexplicably, the existence of the work was totally ignored by Tertis who omits any 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.


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His effortless technical dexterity and clean-focused sound throughout the range his upper notes are simply glorious are also straight out of the Primrose copy-book. You’ll love the finale in particular, with its delicate use of percussion and feisty exchanges between solo and orchestra.

forsytu Tertis became professor of viola at the Royal Academy of Music, and it is certainly true that almost single-handedly he generated a new solo literature for his instrument by persuading a younger generation of RAM composers to write sonatas and concertos, among the first of which was that by York Bowen.

Jahrhunderts etablierte sich die Bratsche als Soloinstrument. Eines der ersten dieser Konzerte stammte von York Bowen.