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New Release: Ascent

Lipman

The viola is not the most popular instrument, but Matthew Lipman is doing his part to bring it front and center. The young and emerging artist recently released his solo debut album “Ascent.” The recording blends a variety of repertoire, all imaginative, improvisational works for viola and piano. Matthew collaborates on the album with pianist Henry Kramer, who just received a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant (Lipman received one in 2015).

  1. York Bowen: Phantasy for Viola and Piano, Op. 54
    Matthew Lipman, viola
    Henry Kramer, piano
  2. Robert Schumann: Marchenbilder, Op. 113 (3rd movement)
    Matthew Lipman, viola
    Henry Kramer, piano
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich: Impromptu for Viola and Piano, Op. 33
    Matthew Lipman, viola
    Henry Kramer, piano