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Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Complete Works for Viola ()

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Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Complete Works for Viola - Ashan Pillai (viola); Gulbenkian Orchestra; Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
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  1. Viola Concerto in B flat major
  2. Viola Concerto in D major
  3. Studies (12) for solo viola
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Music publisher, friend, benefactor to Mozart, and respected composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a significant figure in late eighteenth century Vienna; his star did not fade until well into the nineteenth century, when he was eventually disparaged as a mediocrity. Yet Hoffmeister could have no better advocates than violist Ashan Pillai and conductor Christopher Hogwood, who have restored some of this composer's reputation in a delightful album of his complete works for viola. Pillai's idiomatic and sensitive solos and ...