The AK Coburg label - to make these titles searchable, we relist the 10 discs, newly reavailable, which came out prior to the revamping of our websiteFELIX DRAESEKE (1835-1913): Viola Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, WoO 21, Viola Sonata No. 2 in F, WoO 26.
Catalogue Number: 02O088
Label: AK Coburg
Description: Dating from 1892 and 1902 respectively, both of these sonatas were written for the viola alta, an ephemeral instrument meant to fall between the viola and cello in sound and character. Thus, they have a little of the mien of Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata and, though performed here on a regular viola, the wistful melancholy and resigned lyricism of the latter work infuses both sonatas with the exceptions of their finales. Franco Sciannameo (viola), Eric Moe (piano).