S0490. EMANUEL VARDI (Viola), w.Solomon Cond. M-G-M String Orch.: Yizkor (Partos); Trauermuski (Hindemith), both recorded 1957; Emanuel Vardi & Michael Colgrass: Variations for Four Drums & Viola (Played by the Composer, Colgrass); w.Serly Cond. Vienna S.O.: Violin Concerto (Cond. by the Composer), recorded 1976; w.Stopak Cond. American Broadcasting S.O.: Viola Concerto (Walton), recorded 1943. Cembal d’Amour 159. - 798167118927
"When Emanuel Vardi passed away in January 2011, the music world lost a remarkable musician and a unique human being. Very few, if any, can compare with his remarkable achievements as one of the greatest violists within memory, as well as his excellence as a violinist, conductor, and composer. The program includes rare long-out-of-print performances and a never-available-before live recording of the Walton Viola Concerto."
-Zillah Dorset Akron