Neubauer's Remarkable Artistry Is Showcased in Recordings Drawn from Live Performances at the [email protected] Festival

New York, NY - Celebrated violist Paul Neubauer is showcased on a new special release from the [email protected] LIVE label, entitled Paul Neubauer LIVE. The disc will be available on April 24. Featured on the recording is a collection of the acclaimed violist's performances from the [email protected] chamber music festival, including Schubert's "Arpeggione" Sonata for Viola and Piano in a minor, D. 821; Brahms's Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 120, no. 2, and his Zwei Gesänge for Voice, Viola, and Piano, op. 91; Schulenburg's Puszta-Märchen; Valdez's Serenade du Tzigane; and The Canary, which was written anonymously. Artists featured in collaboration with Neubauer are pianists Gilbert Kalish, Juho Pohjonen, and Wu Han and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke. Paul Neubauer LIVE was recorded and remastered by the Grammy Award-winning sound engineer Da-Hong Seetoo.

Paul Neubauer LIVE is the second special artist-focused release of [email protected] LIVE, following the release of Wu Han LIVE in 2014. Showcasing the extraordinary artistry of the festival's musicians, the recordings for this [email protected] LIVE offering are selected from the rich catalogue of thirteen seasons of [email protected] festival performances. The wide breadth of repertoire on Paul Neubauer LIVE not only speaks to the remarkable range of the acclaimed violist but also demonstrates the rich diversity of programming at the festival.


Paul Neubauer, viola
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Juho Pohjonen, piano
Wu Han, piano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

"Arpeggione" Sonata for Viola and Piano in a minor, D. 821
Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 120, no. 2
Zwei Gesänge for Voice, Viola, and Piano, op. 91
Serenade du Tzigane 
The Canary

About the Artist 
Violist Paul Neubauer's exceptional musicality and effortless playing led the New York Times to call him "a master musician." This season he will record the Aaron Kernis Viola Concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the United Kingdom, a work he premiered with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony, and Idyllwild Arts Orchestra in 2014. He will also premiere a new work for solo viola by Joan Tower at Alice Tully Hall, the fourth work Tower has composed for him. This will be part of a program devoted to works showcasing Neubauer at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Appointed Principal Violist of the New York Philharmonic at age twenty-one, he has appeared as soloist with over one hundred orchestras including the New York, Los Angeles, and Helsinki Philharmonics; the National, St. Louis, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, and Bournemouth Symphonies; and the Santa Cecilia, English Chamber, and Beethovenhalle Orchestras. He has premiered viola concerti by Bartók (the revised version of the Viola Concerto), Friedman, Glière, Jacob, Kernis, Lazarof, Müller-Siemens, Ott, Penderecki, Picker, Suter, and Tower and has been featured on CBS's Sunday Morning and A Prairie Home Companion and in Strad, Strings, and People magazines. A two-time Grammy nominee, he has recorded on numerous record labels including Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Red Seal, and Sony Classical. Paul Neubauer performs in a trio with soprano Susanna Phillips and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and is on the faculty of the Juilliard School and Mannes College.

[email protected] is an internationally acclaimed three-week summer festival and institute that combines world-class chamber music performances, extensive audience engagement with artists, intensive training for preprofessional musicians, and efforts to enhance and broaden the chamber music community of the San Francisco Bay Area. [email protected] LIVE, the festival's exclusive recording label, has been praised as "the most ambitious recording project of any classical music festival in the world" (San Jose Mercury News), and its recordings have been hailed as "without question the best CDs I have ever heard" (Positive Feedback Online). Produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Da-Hong Seetoo using state-of-the-art recording technology, [email protected] LIVE releases feature select concert recordings representing [email protected]'s signature thematic programming.

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