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JITKA HOSPROVÁ - Monologue

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Czech 20th-century works for solo viola

SU 4049-2      

Release Date: March 2011          

Pavel Bořkovec - Sonata, Op. 12; Jan Klusák - Monologue "Ubi vult" *, Partita *; Ladislav Vycpálek - Suite, Op. 29 *; Jaroslav Smolka - Mlha sklíčenosti (The Mist of Depression)

Jitka Hosprová – viola

In the past, the viola was often considered the poor relation to the violin or cello, for which composers wrote solo pieces, notably Bach with his solo partitas. Only the 20th century, to a certain extent, redeemed the debt to this splendid instrument. This CD featuring Jitka Hosprová presents the best compositions written for solo viola in the 20th century in the homeland of Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček. We would be hard-pressed indeed to find another violist whose repertoire is so dominated by 20th- and 21st-century works. Jitka Hosprová has included on this collection two compositionally significant Czech works (the dialogical Suite by Ladislav Vycpálek, who studied composition with Vítězslav Novák, and the Sonata by Josef Suk's pupil Pavel Bořkovec) alongside pieces by two representatives of the currently older generation of composers (Jan Klusák, Jaroslav Smolka). Jitka Hosprová's viola reflects all the colours of human emotions; it is by turns sad, mysterious and vehemently passionate, velvety and raw. Owing to this buoyancy, the CD far surpasses the dimensions of a mere music anthology; the compositions sound like personal statements – and it is easy to fall in love with the exquisite timbre of Jitka Hosprová's viola.

Jitka Hosprová's solo viola – passionate, flamboyant, spirited...

 

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1.Sonata for viola solo00:11:54
music by: Pavel Borkovec
viola: Jitka Hosprova
1.Moderato00:03:53MP3 example :: Moderato [471 kB]
music by: Pavel Borkovec
viola: Jitka Hosprova
2.Adagio00:04:19MP3 example :: Adagio [471 kB]
music by: Pavel Borkovec
viola: Jitka Hosprova
3.Allegro vivace00:03:37MP3 example :: Allegro vivace [471 kB]
music by: Pavel Borkovec
viola: Jitka Hosprova
2.Monologue "Ubi vult" for viola solo00:21:12MP3 example :: Monologue "Ubi vult" for viola solo [471 kB]
music by: Jan Klusak
viola: Jitka Hosprova
3.Suite for viola solo, Op. 2100:16:04
music by: Ladislav Vycpalek
viola: Jitka Hosprova
1.Moderato assai00:03:50MP3 example :: Moderato assai [471 kB]
music by: Ladislav Vycpalek
viola: Jitka Hosprova
2.Con moto00:02:32MP3 example :: Con moto [471 kB]
music by: Ladislav Vycpalek
viola: Jitka Hosprova
3.Lento00:04:08MP3 example :: Lento [471 kB]
music by: Ladislav Vycpalek
viola: Jitka Hosprova
4.Allegro ma non tanto, poco rubato00:05:24MP3 example :: Allegro ma non tanto, poco rubato [471 kB]
music by: Ladislav Vycpalek
viola: Jitka Hosprova
4.The Mist of Depression00:07:11MP3 example :: The Mist of Depression [471 kB]
music by: Jaroslav Smolka
viola: Jitka Hosprova
5.Partita for viola solo00:04:22
music by: Jan Klusak
viola: Jitka Hosprova
1.Con moto00:01:08MP3 example :: Con moto [471 kB]
music by: Jan Klusak
viola: Jitka Hosprova
2.Largo00:02:03MP3 example :: Largo [471 kB]
music by: Jan Klusak
viola: Jitka Hosprova
3.Vivace00:01:04MP3 example :: Vivace [471 kB]
music by: Jan Klusak
viola: Jitka Hosprova


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