Emánuel Moór: Music for Viola

The works of Emánuel Moór (1863–1931) ought to be celebrated as among the major achievements of Romantic music, but because of Moór’s peripatetic life – he was born in Hungary, studied in Vienna (with Bruckner), performed in the US and across Europe, became a UK citizen and settled and died in Switzerland – no country has claimed and promoted him to the degree he deserves. Moór’s musical language offers a deeply satisfying blend of contrapuntal mastery and ardent lyricism, as the works on this album – written for or involving the viola – demonstrate. In time he will be recognised as one of the masters of his age.

Dirk Hegemann, viola
Dávid Báll, piano (Tracks 3, 8, 9)
Rosenstein String Quartet (Tracks 1–2, 4–7):
Michael Hsu and SooEun Lee, violins
Dirk Hegemann, viola
Markus Tillier, cello
Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra (Track 10)
Mátyás Antal, conductor (Track 10)

Listen To This Recording:

    Prelude and Fugue for string quartet, P182 (1917)

  1. I Prelude
  2. II Fugue
  3. Prelude in E major for viola and piano, Op. 123 (1910–12; arr. Hegemann, 2021)

  4. Prelude in E major for viola and piano, Op. 123
  5. Pièces lyriques for string quartet, Op. 139

  6. I Andante con moto
  7. II Tempo di valse
  8. III Andante sostenuto
  9. IV Allegro moderato
  10. Romanze for Viola with Piano Accompaniment, P202 (1895)
  11. Concertstück in C sharp minor for viola and piano, P166
  12. Concertstück in C sharp minor for viola and orchestra, P167 (orch. Beraldo, 2020)

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Catalogue No: TOCC0650
EAN/UPC: 5060113446503
Release Date: 01.07.2022
Composer: Emánuel Moór
Artists: Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Dávid Báll, Dirk Hegemann, Mátyás Antal, Rosenstein String Quartet

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