Nicht Ganz Allein Ursula Sarnthein

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Album-Release:
2021

HRA-Release:
10.09.2021

Label: Prospero Classical

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Ursula Sarnthein

Composer: Heinrich Ignaz Biber (1644-1704), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Harald Haugaard (1975), Noldi Alder (1953), Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020), Armin Schibler (1920-1986)

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  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644 - 1704):
  • 1Biber: Rosenkranz Sonatas: Passacaglia in G Minor For Solo Violin, C. 105 (Arr. for Viola)08:03
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):
  • 2Bach: Partita No. 2 For Violin Solo, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (Arr. for Viola)14:03
  • Harald Haugaard (b. 1975):
  • 3Haugaard: Peder Gyes03:11
  • Svabos Nodebog:
  • 4Nodebog: Dronningens Contillion01:23
  • Traditional:
  • 5Traditional: Rumlekvadrillen02:11
  • 6Traditional: Vor der Alphütte. Two "Zäuerli" From Appenzell01:34
  • Noldi Alder (b. 1953):
  • 7Alder: Nicht ganz allein! Eine Polka. (Arr. for Viola)02:41
  • Traditional:
  • 8Traditional: Schottisch (Arr. for Viola)01:03
  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 - 1812):
  • 9Hoffmeister: Etude No. 5 in G Major, "Variazioni"06:36
  • Traditional:
  • 10Traditional: A Frunzei (Arr. for Viola)02:15
  • Krzysztof Penderecki (1933 - 2020):
  • 11Penderecki: Tanz01:10
  • Anonymous:
  • 12Cântec de Dor/Brau03:11
  • Armin Schibler (1920 - 1986): Little Concerto For Solo Viola:
  • 13Schibler: Little Concerto For Solo Viola: I. Elegie03:41
  • 14Schibler: Little Concerto For Solo Viola: II. Capriccio03:49
  • 15Schibler: Little Concerto For Solo Viola: III. Tanz03:16
  • Total Runtime58:07

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Bach's Chaconne and folk music from Denmark?


Biber's Passacaglia and a Swiss Scottish? And all that for solo viola? When the first Lockdown began in March 2020, one of my first thoughts was: finally enough time to practice Bach's Chaconne on the viola!


When I started, I didn't know exactly where this journey would lead. Gradually, the idea developed to record music that has crossed my musical path as a violinist and violist and touched me - and which I can play alone on the viola. I have been touched by very different pieces from very different times and styles - here they meet.

Some of the pieces on the album are linked to musicians who have crossed my path; this is also where the seemingly random compilation of folk music from Romania, Denmark and Switzerland comes from.


The result is a wide-ranging collection, from baroque music to old and new folk music from three countries to the music of the Swiss composer Armin Schibler from the years 1947-1950, which was previously unknown to me.


At first glance, the pieces do not appear to fit together in the classical sense, but in fact there are strong connections to be discovered alongside the obvious contrasts.

"Far from alone"

I am far from alone when I immerse myself in the music alone in front of the music stand and try to understand the composer. Far from alone is how I feel when I stand alone on stage in concert and play for my audience. Far from alone is also the title of the piece by Noldi Alder - and last but not least, I have hidden a piece in the programme that I actually don't play alone: In Cântec de dor, Lisa Harringer plays the second viola. Besides, when I listen to music alone, I don't feel alone.

Ursula Sarnthein, viola
Elisabeth Harringer, viola (track 12)

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