Recording of a Cd of Music for Viola d’Amore by Robert Lach (Wien 1874 – Mondsee, Salzburg 1958)
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Project location: ITALY, Rome
Project start date: December 2012 - Project end date: September 2013
Project number: 2012-093
Beneficiary: Associazione Culturale Musicale Musicangelica
The project consists in the Cd recording of music for Viola d'Amore and Pianoforte written by Robert Lach. These are the last important music for Viola d'Amore written in the twentieth century: Sonatas and other chamber music by Robert Lach (1874 - 1958).
Robert Lach was a prominent Austrian musicologist and composer who wrote, among other music, several chamber music pieces for the Viola d'Amore. His interest in the field of the Viola d'Amore could be considered highly significant, at the same level of Vivaldi's or Ariosti's, and his compositions are of extreme quality.
Music by Robert Lach is really the "last chant" of the Viola d'Amore: during the twentieth century there are few music written for Viola d'Amore, and even less an entire corpus of pieces like this involving this instrument.
In the National Library in Wien are preserved several autograph manuscripts by Robert Lach for Viola d'Amore. Viola d'Amore music by Robert Lach is an important musicological discovery, and this will be the very first world premiere recording of this music. A recording like this is an important help and contribution in investigating a kind of repertoire today totally not performed or recorded.
This is the list of all Robert Lach's works for Viola d'Amore and Pianoforte to be recorded:
- Sonate N.I in E minor Op.25 (8th of July 1913)
- Sonate N.II in G minor Op.36 (5th of October 1916)
- Sonate N. III in E flat Major Op. 66 (2nd of June 1922)
- Neun lyrische stücke Op.23 (26th of September 1923).
This recording will be set in a two cd set or in two separate cd's, according with the recording label editorial policy.
People involved in this project will be two musicians (Viola d'Amore and Pianoforte).
Musicangelica has contacted Radio Vaticana in order to make this recording in the radio studios. The editing will be done by Giuseppe Famularo, who already did the editing for the Viola d'Amore sola recording.
This project will be submitted to an international recording label; one of them could be Brilliant Classics (www.brilliantclassics.com), world leader in classical music who has already published two previous recordings produced by Valerio Losito and Musicangelica and sponsored by the Nando Peretti Foundation.
The Cd will be recorded in spring 2013, and will take four days. The finished Cd will take time for editing, mastering and postproduction, according to the schedule of the recording label. This will take some months. The recording will take place in Italy, possibly in the Radio Vaticana studios (Sala Assunta, Città del Vaticano).
This project, which received a grant from the NPF, will be submitted to an international recording label; one of them could be Brilliant Classics (www.brilliantclassics.com), world leader in classical music who has already published two previous recordings produced by Valerio Losito and Musicangelica and sponsored by the Nando Peretti Foundation:
- Domenico Scarlatti's Viola d'Amore sonatas, recorded in February 2011 and released in September 2011
- "Viola d'Amore Sola", recorded in January 2012 who will released in next months according with the recording label plans.