William Primrose;  Harriet Cohen;  Koussevitzky     (Doremi DHR 7708)
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William Primrose;  Harriet Cohen;  Koussevitzky     (Doremi DHR 7708)
S0461. WILLIAM PRIMROSE, w.Harriet Cohen (Pf.): Viola Sonata in G (Bax), recorded 1937; w.Koussevitzky Cond. Boston S.O.: Harold in Italy (Berlioz), recorded 28 Nov., 1944. (Canada) Doremi DHR 7708. - 723723068927


"William Primrose was to the viola what Heifetz was to the violin….Think of Tertis as a Rolls Royce and Primrose as a Ferrari. This nimbleness of left and right hand made him Jascha Heifetz’s favorite alto-clef partner in chamber music and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante."

- Joseph Magil, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May/June, 2006

"William Primrose was not the first viola virtuoso of the 20th Century, but he was certainly the best known. Born in Glasgow, he trained and performed as a violinist until switching instruments in 1926….His early experience as a violinist undoubtedly influenced his approach to the viola and recalls the great violinists of his generation: his sound was bright, his manner was high-strung, and he tossed off anything put before him with apparent ease and grace. What could this man not do?"

- David Radcliffe, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov./Dec., 2005