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Music for solo viola by J. S. Bach and Max Reger

I “discovered” a new viola player today! I had not heard of Tabea Zimmermann before. My great loss… but I am making up for lost time!

“Tabea Zimmermann is one of the greatest players of our time (on any instrument).”
– The Observer

http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Zimmermann-Tabea.htm

“In every single bar of the recording, Tabea Zimmermann convinces the listener with her polished and naturally-agravic interpretation. Every phrase is filled with meaning and opens or closes a musical flow. Discipline and freedom, dancelike rhythm and improvisatory gesture seem to balance themselves effortlessly.”
– Bayern 4 Radio (Germany)

Tabea Zimmermann’s huge musical feelings are clearly evident in this recording. This is her first solo album, and her debut for Myrios Classics. Interwoven with three rarely heard suites by Max Reger, Zimmermann offers transcriptions of two Bach cello suites.

The tracks on this CD are:

1. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.1: I. Molto sostenuto

2. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.1: II. Vivace, andantino, vivace

3. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.1: III. Andante sostenuto

4. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.1: IV. Molto vivace

5. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude

6. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: II. Allemande

7. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: III. Courante

8. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande

9. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: V. Menuet 1 – Menuet 2 – Menuet 1

10. Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: VI. Gigue

11. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.2: I. Con moto (non troppo vivace)

12. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.2: II. Andante

13. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.2: III. Allegretto – Quasi meno mosso – Allegretto

14. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.2: IV. Vivace

15. Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: I. Prelude

16. Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: II. Allemande

17. Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: III. Courante

18. Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: IV. Sarabande

19. Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: V. Menuet 1 – Menuet 2 – Menuet 1

20. Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: VI. Gigue

21. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.3: I. Moderato

22. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.3: II. Vivace

23. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.3: III. Adagio

24. Suite For Viola Solo Op.131d Nr.3: IV. Allegro vivace

Here is Tabea Zimmermann performing Robert Schumann’s Marchenbilder op 113:

And here she is again, in the viola solo form Berlioz’ Harold in Italy (her solo begins at 3:30):

What fantastic playing is that!

Here is Tabea Zimmermann, performing Penderecki’s Concerto para Viola de Arco:

If you’d like to purchase the “Tabea Zimmermann Solo” CD, just click on the image below:

Tags: Tabea Zimmermann, Bach, Solo, Viola, Max Reger

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