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THE ORCHESTRA’S CINDERELLA GETS ITS DUE When the ink had dried on the score of William Walton’s viola concerto in 1929, it was among the first large works for viola. The instrument’s many qualities were not fully appreciated until the twentieth century, when the number of virtuosic violists increased and there was a vigorous expansion of the repertoire. Paul Hindemith himself was the soloist for the premiere, and although soloist and composer were dissatisfied with their efforts, it was an immediate success with both audience and musicians. Christian Sinding’s famous “Suite in the Old Style” has been a regular part of the repertoire of many of history’s greatest violinists. Now the piece exists in a version for viola, adapted by Nils Those Røsth, violinist in the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra in Oslo. It gives the work a new sound — literally speaking — and a new, deeper key as well. It is fitting that this new arrangement is presented by Ringstad, who likes to explore the many possibilities the viola has to offer. Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad (b. 1994) is the latest talent to emerge from a new, golden generation of Scandinavian musicians. In 2016 he was chosen to join the world’s most prestigious training programme for experienced classical musicians: BBC’s New Generation Artists Scheme. He is a prolific chamber musician and performs regularly with great musicians all over the world. The American conductor Joshua Weilerstein is known for a deep natural musicianship, clarity of musical expression, and good communication with audiences. Concurrently with his role as soloist and chamber musician, Arvid Engegård has pursued a distinguished career as conductor for orchestras in Norway and abroad. Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1919 and is an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra with over 100 musicians and a history spanning nearly a century.
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1. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra: I. Andante comodo 00:09:11 1.80 USD
Main artist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer William Walton
Performers Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad | Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Joshua Weilerstein
Conductors Joshua Weilerstein
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra: II. Vivo, e molto preciso 00:04:34 1.50 USD
Main artist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer William Walton
Performers Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad | Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Joshua Weilerstein
Conductors Joshua Weilerstein
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra: III. Allegro moderato 00:13:39 2.00 USD
Main artist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer William Walton
Performers Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad | Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Joshua Weilerstein
Conductors Joshua Weilerstein
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Suite im alten Stil, op. 10: I. Presto 00:01:49 1.50 USD
Main artist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Christian Sinding
Performers Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad | Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Arvid Engegård
Conductors Arvid Engegård
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Suite im alten Stil, op. 10: II. Adagio 00:06:47 1.50 USD
Main artist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Christian Sinding
Performers Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad | Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Arvid Engegård
Conductors Arvid Engegård
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Suite im alten Stil, op. 10: III. Tempo giusto 00:05:26 1.50 USD
Main artist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer Christian Sinding
Performers Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad | Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Arvid Engegård
Conductors Arvid Engegård
Producers Vegard Landaas