A Bird Came Down The Walk / Nobuko Imai, Roland Pöntinen

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REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, pp.245-46) - "...A viola recital disc that is free of `violin envy'! Here we are treated to melancholy moods and dark, mysterious tone colors that are alien to the sound world of the violin....Imai is very adept at projecting the searching romanticiism of the Wieniawski and the ardent longing of the Liszt....Imai and Pöntinen are masters of their instruments and have developed a real rapport..."


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: BIS-CD-829


  • UPC: 7318590008294


  • Label: BIS


  • Composer: Benjamin Britten, Darius Milhaud, Frank Bridge, Franz Liszt, George Enescu, Henri Wieniawski, Jean Sibelius, Nino Rota, Toru Takemitsu, Vincent Persichetti


  • Performer: Nobuko Imai, Roland Pöntinen



Works:


  1. Concert Piece for Viola and Piano

    Composer: George Enescu

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  2. Rondo for Viola and Piano

    Composer: Jean Sibelius

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  3. Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  4. Elegy for Viola solo

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola)


  5. A Bird came down the Walk

    Composer: Toru Takemitsu

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  6. Intermezzo for Viola and Piano

    Composer: Nino Rota

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  7. Visages (4) for Viola and Piano, Op. 238

    Composer: Darius Milhaud

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  8. Infanta Marina, Op. 83

    Composer: Vincent Persichetti

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  9. Rêverie

    Composer: Henri Wieniawski

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  10. There is a willow grows aslant the brook, H 174

    Composer: Frank Bridge

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)


  11. Romance oubliée for Violin/Viola/Cello and Piano, S 132

    Composer: Franz Liszt

    Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)