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Viola Plus

There is such wonderful chamber music, in which the Viola plays a primary role. To give these works for the Viola and its partners a podium, Tatjana Masurenko established the concert Series, “Viola Plus” in the Leipzig College of Music and Theatre in 2003. Together with renowned musicians, the series unites both teaching staff as well as students from different faculties (strings, wind, piano, voice) to perform chamber music of many styles and facets.

Guests of the concert series have included the likes of Brigitte Fassbaender, the Vogler Quartet, Philipp Moll, Christian Giger, Carola Gruber, Nick Deutsch, Roglit Ishay, Michelle Breedt, Özgur Aydin and the Leipzig Viola Ensemble.
Within the framework of Viola Plus Tatjana Masurenko has brought much scarcely played music to the stage as well giving many Leipzig premieres, amongst them the Viola-Quintet by Edwin York Bowen; the Viola-Quartett by Benjamin Dale; Trios for Viola, Oboe and Piano by A. Klughardt and R. Kahn; Songs for Mezzosoprano, Viola and Piano by C. M. Loeffler and Frank Bridge; “Des Todes Tod” by Paul Hindemith and important contemporary pieces for Viola and chamber orchestera (Kantscheli, Denisow, Korchmar).

Many composers have written works specifically for the concert series including Nejat Basegmezler, Johannes Dittmar, Andrès Maupoint, Aristides Strongylis, Dmitri Terzakis and Spiros Mouchagier.
Both the solo sonata and the sonata for viola and piano by Ernst Krenek were given their Leipzig premiere by Tatjana Masurenko at Viola Plus.

For upcoming Viola Plus concerts, check the dates given here.

Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Präludium Nr. 10 op. 34 für Viola und Klavier
Roglit Ishay – piano

Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Präludium Nr. 10 op. 34 für Viola und Klavier http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/00-Schostakowitsch-Präludium-Nr.-10-TM.mp3

Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude no. 24 op. 34 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude no. 24 op. 34 for viola and piano http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/1-Schostakowitsch-Präludium-24-TM.mp3

Moritz Gagern, Auffädeln“ for viola and speaker
Brigitte Fassbaender - speaker

Moritz Gagern, Auffädeln“ for viola and speaker http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/2-Moritz-Gagern-Auffädeln.mp3

Alexander Glasunow, Elegie op. 44 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Alexander Glasunow, Elegie op. 44 for viola and piano http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/3-Glasunow-Elegie_TM.mp3

Sally Beamish, concert no. 1 for viola and orchestra
NDR Radiophilharmonie, Garry Walker - conductor

Sally Beamish, concert no. 1 for viola and orchestra http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/4-Beamish-Konzert_TM.mp3

Sergej Prokofiew, Romeo and Julia (ballett suite), arrangement: Vadim Borisovsky, no. 4, Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights), Allegro pesante
Roglit Ishay - piano

Sergej Prokofiew, Romeo and Julia (ballett suite), arrangement: Vadim Borisovsky, no. 4, Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights), Allegro pesante http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/5-Prokofiew-Romeo+Julia-Montagues-TM.mp3

Bruno Maderna, Viola for Viola solo (live)
Tatjana Masurenko - Viola

Bruno Maderna, Viola for Viola solo (live) http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/6-Maderna-Viola.mp3

William Walton, concert for viola and orchestra, 1st mouvement, Andante commodo
NDR Radiophilharmonie, Garry Walker - conductor

William Walton, concert for viola and orchestra, 1st mouvement, Andante commodo http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/7-Walton-Konzert-1.-Satz.mp3

Igor Strawinsky, „Elégie“
Tatjana Masurenko - viola

Igor Strawinsky, „Elégie“ http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/8-Strawinsky-Elegie-TM.mp3

Piotr Tschaikowski, Valse sentimentale op. 51 Nr. 6 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Piotr Tschaikowski, Valse sentimentale op. 51 Nr. 6 for viola and piano http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/9-Tschaikowsky-Vals-sentimentale-TM.mp3

Edison Denisow, Chamber Music for viola, harpsichord and strings
Gewandhausorchester, Michael Agrest - conductor

Edison Denisow, Chamber Music for viola, harpsichord and strings http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/10-Denisow-Kammermusik_TM.mp3

A. Zyganow, Introduction and Czardas (live)
Yaruss-Quartett

A. Zyganow, Introduction and Czardas (live) http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/11-A.-Zyganow-Introduktion-und-Czardas-TM.mp3

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