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Yizhak Schotten has been called "one of America's finest string players" by STRAD Magazine.  Schotten is formerly principal viola of the Houston and Cincinnati Symphonies, and a member of the Boston Symphony. He is one of the most respected violists in the world. He now teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

CD630: Yizhak Schotten's Tribute to Lionel Tertis and William Primrose.

Tertis and Primrose were the most influential violists of the 20th century. Yizhak Schotten, a protg of Primrose and "one of America's finest viola players", (STRAD Magazine) performs 20 of their viola transcriptions.

This CD includes Haydn: Allegro from Divertimento in D; Liszt: Liebestraum; C.P.E. Bach: Solfeggietto; J.S. Bach: Komm Ssser Tod; Paganini: Caprices 5 & 13; Faur: Aprs un rve; Rameau: Tambourin; Mendelssohn: Auf Flugeln des Gesanges and May Breezes; Boccherini: Allegro from Sonata #6; Schubert: Nacht und Trume; Brahms: Minnelied; Benjamin, From San Domingo and Jamaican Rumba; Grieg: Ich Liebe Dich; Kreisler: La Chasse and Praeludium & Allegro; Saint-Sans: The Swan.
UPC 009414763020.   ORDER NOW  

CD630 Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown. (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)

Haydn:  Allegro di Molto from Divertimento in D    Liszt:  Liebestraum No. 3     CPE Bach:  Solfeggietto     JS Bach:  Komm Ssser Tod    Paganini:  Caprice No. 13     Faur:  Aprs un Rve     Kreisler:  Tambourin en Rondeau     Mendelssohn:  Auf Flgeln des Gesanges     Boccherini:  Allegro from Sonata No. 6 in A     Schubert:  Nacht und Trume     Benjamin:  From San Domingo     Faur:  lgie     Paganini:  Caprice No. 5     Brahms:  Minnelied     Benjamin:  Jamaican Rumba     Grieg:  Jeg Elsker Dig (Ich Liebe Dich)     Mendelssohn/Kreisler:  May Breezes (Song Without Words)     Kreisler:  Le Chasse     Saint-Sans:  Le Cygne (The Swan)     Kreisler:  Praeludium and Allegro

CD635: YIZHAK SCHOTTEN, VIOLA.  Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae, op. 48, for Viola and String Orchestra; Alan Shulman: Theme and Variations for Viola and Orchestra; Franz Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione; Marin Marais: Five Old French Dances. With Katherine Collier, piano; Edward Parmentier, harpsichord; Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Richard Rosenberg, conductor. Schotten, formerly with Boston Symphony and principal with Houston Symphony, is presently Professor at University of Michigan. "...extremely expressive musician." Toronto Whig-Standard Magazine UPC 009414763525  ORDER NOW   Click here for CD cover photo and details.

Sound samples (uses RealPlayer) Click on the link to hear approximately one minute of the movement shown.
Marais Five Dances:
  Rondeau L'Agreable    La Provencale   La Musette   La Matelotte   Le Basque     Schubert: Mvt 1(Allegro moderato)   Mvt 2(Adagio-Allegretto)     Britten: Lachrymae     Shulman: Theme and Variations 

CD637: VIOLA 1919, Yizhak Schotten, Viola. Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola & Piano; Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola & Piano; Ernest Bloch: Suite for Viola & Piano. Three masterworks written in 1919 featuring Yizhak Schotten on viola and Katherine Collier on piano. "Splendid viola sonatas, excitingly played" Turok's Choice. UPC 009414763723  ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and details.

Sound samples (uses RealPlayer) Click on the link to hear approximately one minute of the movement shown.
Clarke Sonata:
  Mvt 1(Impetuoso)  Mvt 2(Vivace)  Mvt 3(Adagio)   Bloch Suite:  Mvt 1(Lento)  Mvt 2(Allegro ironico)  Mvt 3(Nocturne)   Mvt 4(Land of the Sun)     Hindemith: Sonata  Mvt 1(Fantasie)   Mvt 2(Theme & Variations)   Mvt 3(Finale)

CD638: BRATSHE! Yizhak Schotten,Viola.  J.S. Bach: Concerto in D for Viola, Strings, and Continuo (arr. from BWV 169, 49, 1053 by Yizhak Schotten); Beethoven: Duo for Viola and Cello; Brahms: Sonata in E minor for Viola and Piano (trans. by Lionel Tertis); Frank Bridge: Lament for Two Violas. With Paul Silverthorne, viola; Peter Rejto, cello; and the Ann Arbor Sinfonietta.
UPC 009414763822  ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and details.

Sound samples (uses RealPlayer) Click on the link to hear approximately one minute of the movement shown.
Bach Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Siciliano)  Mvt 3(Allegro)   Beethoven:  Duo   Brahms Sonata:  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Allegretto quasi Menuetto)   Mvt 3(Allegro)   Bridge: Lament


CD832: SCHOTTEN PLAYS BRAHMS. Yizhak Schotten, Viola, with David Hardy, Cello; Katherine Collier, Piano, and the Chester String Quartet. Brahms: Clarinet Trio, op. 114, & Clarinet Quintet, op. 115, played on Viola (which was Brahms' alternate version). 

Yizhak Schotten was formerly violist in the Boston Symphony and principal with the Cincinnati and Houston Symphonies, and was Viola Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is presently Viola Professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
UPC 009414783226
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Sound samples
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Trio in A Minor:
  Mvt 1 (Allegro)   Mvt 1 (Adagio)   Mvt 3 (Andante grazioso)   Mvt 4 (Allegro)    Quintet in B Minor:  Mvt 1 (Allegro)   Mvt 2 (Adagio)   Mvt 3 (Andantino... Presto non assai, ma con sentimento)   Mvt 4 (Con moto)

  

 

CD837: THE ELEGANT VIOLA. Yizhak Schotten, Viola.  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola & Orchestra; J.S. Bach: Fantasia; W.F. Bach: Sonata for Viola and Harpsichord; Michael Colgrass: Variations for Four Drums and Viola. Yizhak Schotten, viola; Carole Terry, harpsichord; Frank Epstein, percussion; Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor. 

This is Yizhak Schotten's fifth CD on Crystal Records. He has been called "one of America's finest string players" by STRAD Magazine.  Schotten is formerly principal viola of the Houston and Cincinnati Symphonies, and a member of the Boston Symphony. He is one of the most respected violists in the world. He now teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This is one of the only available recordings of the beautiful Suite by Vaughan Williams, and is the only recording of the Variations by Michael Colgrass.

Sound samples (uses RealPlayer) Click on the link to hear up to one minute of the movement shown.
Vaughan Williams: Suite: Prelude
   Carol   Christmas Dance   Ballad   Moto Perpetuo   Musette   Polka Melancolique   Galop   J.S. Bach: Fantasia Cromatica   W.F. Bach: Sonata in C minor: Mvmt 1   Mvmt 2   Mvmt 3    Colgrass: Variations

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