PAUL CHIHARA: Viola Concerto and Music for Viola


Recorded at Los Angeles’s Colburn School in the acoustically superb Zipper Hall, this disc brings together Paul Chihara’s complete output for viola, performed by virtuoso violist, Paul Coletti. The featured work on this disc is the premiere recording Chihara’s dazzling Viola Concerto. Commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra, Chihara’s concerto is a superb addition to the viola repertoire. At the end of the disc, Paul Chihara is interviewed by disc producer, David Starobin. Also available: Music of Paul Chihara, Vol. 1 (BRIDGE 9267)

(Music of Paul Chihara, Vol. 2) Concerto Piccolo (for four violas)
Paul Coletti, Gina Coletti, Ben Ullery, Zach Dellinger, violas

Viola Concerto (2008, rev. 2010)
Paul Coletti, viola
the Colburn Orchestra
Yehuda Gilad, conductor

Redwood (1969) for viola and percussion
Paul Coletti, viola
Jack van Geem, percussion

Piano Sonata, Paul Coletti, viola; Vivian Fan, pianoPaul Chihara in converstion with David Starobin