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Viola Concertos (Ondine Audio CD)

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Publisher: Select Music

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David Aaron Carpenter, viola
Philharmonia Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Ondine is delighted to present 22-year-old, New York-born violist David Aaron Carpenter’s debut recording. This will be the first of several recordings under a recent agreement between Ondine and the artist. David Aaron Carpenter has been the protégé of several major international musical figures, such as Pinchas Zukerman, Yuri Bashmet and Christoph Eschenbach.

David Aaron Carpenter has recently emerged as one of the world’s most promising young talents, winning, in 2006, the prestigious Walter E. Naumburg Viola Competition and being the 2007 protégé for The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, the youngest in this mentorship programme’s history.

David Aaron Carpenter adapted much of the Elgar Concerto himself, using the well-known and Elgar-sanctioned arrangement by Lionel Tertis as his basis.

Ondine shares in David Aaron Carpenter’s mission to focus attention on the viola as a great solo string instrument in its own right.

“It has been many years since I heard such a phenomenal talent as David Aaron Carpenter. He combines an endless imagination with a staggering technique, and making music together with him is a true joy.”
Christoph Eschenbach

Contents and Reviews


Edward ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85 arranged for viola by Lionel Tertis/David Aaron Carpenter Alfred SCHNITTKE: Viola Concerto (1985)