HENRI VIEUXTEMPS (1820-1881): Viola Sonata, Op. 108, Unfinished Viola Sonata, Op. posth. 14.
Catalogue Number: 06J045
Description: So what, we wondered, is this viola sonata with bizarrely high opus number? Nothing other than a transcription of Mozart's clarinet quintet, whose manuscript was only found in 1979. And the coupling? This is listed in Grove as Allegro and Scherzo, Op. 60 (posthumously published in 1884). Where this "op. posth. 14" comes from is anybody's guess since Talent provides the shortest, worst-quality and worst-translated notes since Balkanton LPs. So, collectors, check your shelves for possible duplication on the viola sonata fragment Pierre-Henri Xuereb (viola), Angéline Pondepeyre (piano).