This is the latest CD from violist Roger Myers and features works for viola & harpsichord by CPE Bach, JCF Bach, WF Bach, JS Bach, and a historic World Premiere recording of a recently discovered work by J. J. Quantz.
Fantasy and Farewell from violist Roger Myers and features works for viola & orchestra by McLean, Schumann & Shostakovich, performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, and features the World Premiere recording of Michael McLean's "Suite for Viola and Orchestra".
McLean has a player's understanding of how best to present the viola in a solo role, and has written idiomatic passagework and sonorous cadenzas that Myers seizes gratefully, with consistently beautiful tone and unshakeable aplomb. Carlos Maria Solareread more
In Fantasy and Farewell, Myers performs with an infinite range of color and impeccable technique. He is accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Michael Francis. Myers and the orchestra communicate seamlessly with each other, creating a powerful collaboration between chamber musicians rather than the stereotypical soloist battling against an orchestra The Contrapuntistread more
The McLean Suite is an intensely emotional, deeply moving, and stunningly beautiful piece, it's a magnificent and important addition to the viola concerto literature. Violist Roger Myers, who plays the piece gorgeously, can be thrilled with the result of his commission. Jerry Dubinsread more