JOHANN WENZEL KALLIWODA (1801-1866): 6 Nocturnes for Viola and Piano, GEORGE ONSLOW (1784-1853): Viola Sonata in F, Op. 16/1, FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Viola Sonata in C Minor.
Catalogue Number: 01T019
Description: Only the second recording in the current catalogue of the abundantly tuneful, lyrical 24-minute set of Nocturnes by Kalliwoda. Mendelssohn’s youthful (1824) sonata, light in texture and containing both melancholy and exuberance, is hardly over-recorded either; in fact, there are more reordings of the Onslow in its various versions for violin, viola or cello, than there are of the Mendelssohn! Hiyoli Togawa (viola), Lilit Grigoryan (piano).