Warner Classics has this month announced the release of American violist David Aaron Carpenter's new double disc set: Motherland.
Recorded with conductors Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Jurowski and David Parry and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the set includes the newly-world-premiered arrangement of Dvorak's Cello Concerto for solo viola, Bartok and Walton's viola concerti - plus new solo works for viola by contemporary Maltese composer Alexey Shor.
DAVID AARON CARPENTER | ALEXEY SHOR | LULLABY FOR MARK | DAVID PARRY & THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC | WARNER CLASSICS | 2018
"The masterworks by Dvorák, Bartók, Walton and Shor all share a reverence for their native musical folk tunes and language ..." David has told The Violin Channel.
"The London Philharmonic Orchestra premiered Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in 1894 ... it was always a dream of mine to premiere it on the viola ... now a hundred years later with the same legendary orchestra ..." the 32-year-old former Naumburg International Viola Competition winner has said.
"Dvorák was an accomplished violist and principal of his orchestra ... I could certainly envision Dvorák picking up his viola and playing through some of the passages."
David Aaron Carpenter, Viola
Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Jurowski, David Parry, Conductors
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: April 20, 2018