Milhaud: Quatre visages op.238, Viola Concerto no.1 op.108. Ysaÿe: Solo Cello Sonata op.28 (arr. viola). Hindemith: Solo Viola Sonata op.25 no.1

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This imaginatively planned CD begins and ends with nicely lilting performances of two of Milhaud’s Quatre visages, its centrepiece being the composer’s First Viola Concerto. Both compositions bring out the best qualities in Susanne van Els’s playing. She suggests West Coast snugness in ‘La californienne’ and cosmopolitan chic in ‘La ...

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