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Viola Swirl

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Don't judge a book by its cover, and don't judge a CD by its hokey title. Despite its cheesy name, Viola Swirl for the most part features some exemplary compositions for the viola along with some first-rate performances. First on the program is the Suite by composer Kenji Bunch. Himself a violist, Bunch's composition plays directly to the strengths of the instrument and downplays its weaknesses. The five very unique movements give the viola an opportunity to shine rhythmically (as in the Scherzo), melodically (as in the somber Lament), and technically (as in the demanding Cadenza). All the while, the lean piano part never poses a threat of balance problems. The subsequent music of Dan Coleman and Christopher Theofanidis continue in this vein with compositions that prove unequivocally that the viola, after centuries of neglect by composers, can indeed stand on its own as a solo instrument. The remainder of the album is devoted to arrangements of Gershwin and Porter tunes that, while well arranged, seem... Hide synopsis

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