Robin Ireland Viola

Head of Chamber Music at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, he was violist with the celebrated Lindsay String Quartet for twenty years till it disbanded in 2005. Since then he has developed his career as a soloist, guest-led the viola sections of major UK orchestras, worked as a freelance chamber musician and become a highly respected teacher.

J.S. Bach: Transcriptions for Unaccompanied Viola

A rare chance to hear two of the greatest works for solo violin played on the viola, coupled with a transcription of the the sixth cello suite. Robin Ireland has chosen to play pieces that he believes are particularly suited to the viola, which brings new warmth and depth of sonority to the violin works and a lightness to the translucent sixth suite.

Music played by Robin Ireland; Produced by Quartz Music Ltd, 2005. Buy online at Apple MusicQuartz Music Ltd.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 (Arr. for Viola)
1
I. Adagio
2
II. Fugue
3
III. Siciliana
4
IV. Presto
Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (Arr. for Viola)
5
I. Prelude
6
II. Allemande
7
III. Courante
8
IV. Sarabande
9
V. Gavottes I & II
10
VI. Gigue
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 (Arr. for Viola)
11
V. Chaconne

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