Complete Viola III, Lawrence Powermaart 15, 2019 | klas | Leave a comment
Power’s Award-nominated Hyperion recordings include Bartók, Rósza, Walton and Rubbra’s viola concertos, Shostakovich and Brahms’ viola sonatas, and York Bowen’s complete works for viola and piano (with Crawford-Phillips).
Lawrence Power is a British violist, born 1977, noted both for solo performances and for chamber music with the Nash Ensemble and Leopold String Trio.. Career. Power started out as a violist (rather than beginning studies on the violin and switching to viola) at his primary school aged eight. When 11, Power entered the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London
Lawrence Power’s revelationary series of Hindemith’s complete works for the viola continues into a third and final volume with the music for viola and orchestra. Hindemith was an internationally renowned viola player himself, and his legacy for the instrument is an inestimably important body of work.
Lawrence Power (viola) & Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano) Power and Crawford-Phillips are a superb duo, matching their depth and richness of tone with an energetic, passionate approach, and the warm sound lets them shine.
This Hyperion two-disc set of York Bowen’s viola works played by violist Lawrence Power is by far the most complete look at any aspect of the English composer’s music. Of course, most of the music here was composed in the decade before the First World War, and thus presents a relatively limited view of his career.
Power’s Gramophone Award-nominated recordings for Hyperion include Bartók, Rósza, Walton and Rubbra’s viola concertos, Shostakovich and Brahms’ viola sonatas, and York Bowen’s complete works for viola and piano with Simon Crawford-Phillips.
The viola soars in wide-ranging beauty in Lawrence Power’s expert hands. The Times Lawrence Power plays with a tone as dark as a ‘cello and a technique as agile as a violinist’s – the ideal combination.
Hindemith The Complete Viola Music Vols 1 & 2. Lawrence Power va Simon Crawford-Phillips pf (Hyperion CDA67721 & CDA67769) ‘Not since the days of William Primrose have I heard Hindemith’s viola music played with such warmth and conviction,’ wrote Gramophone’s Rob Cowan of Power’s complete Hindemith survey.The first album features the sonatas for viola and piano, while the second
Lawrence Power (viola) & Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano), Philip Dukes, James Boyd & Scott Dickinson (violas) Following his successful recording of Bowen’ Concerto, Lawrence Power turns to this repertoire with similar technical ease, and persuasively idiomatic tempo inflections and portamenti (slides).
Lawrence Power (born 1977) is a British violist. Power studied with Mark Knight at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and with Karen Tuttle at the Juilliard School.