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LIST of CDs by BERNARD ZASLAV
Recorded on the Music & Arts Programs of America Label
Available at  - http://www.musicandarts.com - or by Phone -510-525-4583

 

w/  The ZASLAV DUO - (Bernard Zaslav, viola,and Naomi Zaslav, piano)
CD-1087(2)

"BRAHMS & FRIENDS": A 2-CD Album (hear sound excerpts )

  CD#1

BRAHMS: Sonata in F-minor,Op.120 No.1, Sonata in Eb Major, Op.120 No.2
JOACHIM: Variations  for viola and piano,Op.10.

Total Time 66:46

  CD#2

REINECKE: Phantasiestucke for viola and piano,Op.43
HERZOGENBERG: Legenden for viola and piano,Op.62
KIEL: Drei Romanzen for viola and piano,Op.69
FUCHS: Sechs Phantasiestücke for viola and piano, Op.117
SITT: Albumblätter for  viola and piano, Op.39

(AAD) UPC #017685-10872-3
Total Time: 69:48

 
CD-4902(1) ERNEST BLOCH: MUSIC FOR FOR VIOLA & PIANO
   

The Zaslav Duo perform Ernest Bloch's
Suite for Viola & Piano (1919)
Five Sketches in Sepia for Piano (1923)
Suite Hëbraîque for Viola & Piano (1950)
In the Night - "A Love Poem for Piano" (1922)
Suite for Viola Solo (unfinished) (1958)
Meditation & Processional for Viola & Piano (1951)

(DDD) UPC # 017685-49022-4
Total Time 70:15

 

" the most comprehensive Bloch viola CD ...the performances are magnificent.  Bernard Zaslav, who plays the ex-Villa, ex-Hobday 1781 J.B. Guadagnini, has been a leading member of the US viola fraternity for close on 50 years. He and his wife have been performing together in public since 1962 and I already treasure their interpretations of Franck, Milhaud and Brahms. The great 1919 Suite is delivered with immense breadth and power..This Bloch program will go up on the shelf next to them. Recommended!"

- The STRAD

 
CD-4953(1)

"DVORÁK'S VIOLA": 13 works originally for violin, cello and voice
(transcribed for Viola and Piano by B. Zaslav)

   

Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (orig. violin/piano)
Rondo, Op. 94 (orig. cello/orch. or piano)
Four Songs, Op. 2 (orig. soprano/piano)
Song, "All ye that labour", Op. 31, #4
Song, "All through the night", Op. 31, #5
Sonatina in G, Op. 100 (orig. violin/piano)
"Klid" (Forest Silence), Op. 68, #5 (orig. cello/orch. or piano)
Song, "As My Mother Taught Me", Op. 55, #4
Slavonic Dance in g, Op. 46, #2 (Dvorák/Kreisler)
Romance, Op. 11 (orig. violin/orch. or piano)

(DDD) UPC #0-17685-49532-8
Total time: 75:26

 

"Zaslav has transcribed an entire programme of delightful music for the viola."

- The STRAD

 
CD-626(1) THREE ROMANTIC VIOLA SONATAS
   

BRAHMS:Sonata in F-minor,Op.120 No.1, Sonata in Eb Major, Op.120 No.2
FRANCK: Sonata in A for Violin & Piano (Arr by B. Zaslav)

Total Time 70:36

 

"The Zaslav Duo has made what is the definitive recording of these two sonatas (Brahms Op.120). The viola soars effortlessly in the long canzones wonderfully backed by the piano. All the nooks and crannies of these works have been mastered and explored from all aspects of sound and rhythm."

- The AMERICAN STRING TEACHER

"If I needed one word to sum up the performances of the Zaslav Duo here, it would be "loving". Ensemble is immaculate down to the last semiquaver.A highly recommended disc."

- The STRAD

 
w/  THE FINE ARTS STRING QUARTET
CD-4707(1)   

WUORINEN: String Quartet; BABBITT: String Quartet No. 3
(Commissioned and Recorded by Fine Arts Quartet - 1972 Vox recordings.

(ADD) UPC # 017685-47072-1
Total Time 45:13

 
w/  THE STANFORD STRING QUARTET
CD-4823(1)  

THE STANFORD STRING QUARTET plays
MILHAUD:  Quatuor ŕ Cordes No. 7, Op. 87
BRIDGE: Quartet No. 1 in d, FAURÉ: Quatuor ŕ Cordes en mi mineur, Op. 121

(1993) (DDD)   UPC # 017685-48232-8
Total Time 65:49

 

AVAILABLE on OTHER LABELS

 
w/  THE STANFORD STRING QUARTET
For LAUREL RECS. #LR84CD

The Stanford Quartet plays

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Tenth String Quartet
BEN JOHNSTON: String Quartet No.9
MARC NEIKRUG: String Quartet "Stars' the Mirror"

Total Time 61:23

 
w/ THE VERMEER STRING QUARTET
For TELDEC #8.43105

DVORAK, No.10 ,Op.51 B92
VERDI String Quartet in e minor

  #8.42982 BEETHOVEN - No.13,Op.130 &133 (Grosse Fugue)
  #8.43207 BEETHOVEN - No.12,Op.127,and No.16,Op.135
  #6.42868AZ SCHUBERT - "Death & the Maiden" & Quartet Satz
For ORFEO #C068-831A

BRAHMS  - Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115,
w/ Karl Leister, Clainet

 
w/ VARIOUS ARTISTS
For GASPARO GSCD-276

Music of JOHN DOWNEY  " A Dolphin"
(Poem by Irusha Downey)

 
SOLO PIANO Recording by NAOMI ZASLAV , on MUSIC & ARTS  Label
CD-1031(1) "THE INTIMATE BRAHMS"
   

A treasury of 19 her favorite shorter piano pieces, performed by Naomi Zaslav

Includes Ballade Op. 10, No. 1, Capriccios Op. 76, No. 1 and No. 8, Op. 116, No. 3 and No. 7,Romance, Op. 118, No. 5 and the Intermezzos, Op. 76, No. 3, 4, 6 and 7, Op. 116, No. 2 , 4 and 6, Op. 117, No. 1 and 2; Op. 118, No. 1 and 2 and Op. 119, No. 1 and 2.

(DDD). UPC # 017685-10312-4
Total Time 74:32

 

RECORDINGS on VINYL

 
w/ THE KOHON STRING QUARTET
For VOX Records (LP) LP-SVBX 549 thru 553

Nine String Quartets of Antonin Dvorak
Quartet in A Major,Op. 2
Quartet in a minor, Op. 16
Quartet in d minor, Op. 34
Quartet in E flat Major,Op. 51
Quartet in C Major, Op. 61
Quartet in E Major, Op. 80
Quartet in F Major, Op. 96
Quartet in A flat Major, Op. 105
Quartet in G Major, Op. 106

  Vox Box 42 (LP) 6 String Quartets of Brahms and Schumann:
Quartet, Op. 51, #1 - Johannes Brahms
Quartet, Op. 51, #2 - Johannes Brahms
Quartet, Op. 67 - Johannes Brahms
Quartet, Op. 41, #1 - Robert Schumann
Quartet, Op. 41, #2 - Robert Schumann
Quartet, Op. 41, #3 - Robert Schumann
  Vox DL 1120 (LP) Charles Ives:
Quartet No.1 (1896) - "A Revival Service" )
Quartet No.2 (1907-1913)
  Vox DL 960 (LP) Johann Nepomuk Hummel -Quintet for Clarinet & Str.Qt.
Carl Maria von Weber - Quintet for Clarinet & Str Quartet (LP) w/ David Glazer, clarinet
  Vox DL 730 (LP) Alban Berg - String Quartet Op.3
(Awarded the Grand Prix du Disque for Chamber Music, 1964, Charles Cros Societé, Paris)
 
w/ THE COMPOSERS STRING QUARTET
For COLUMBIA Records (LP) Henry Weinberg - Quartet #2 - (*Naumberg Foundation Award, 1967)
For NONESUCH Records H-71224 (LP) Ben Johnston - String Quartet #2
 
w/ THE FINE ARTS STRING QUARTET
For VOX Records LP-S4366 (LP) 31 String Quartets of Joseph Haydn:
Quartets Op.20, Nos. 1 thru 6
Quartets Op.33, Nos. 1 thru 6
Quartets Op.50, Nos. 1 thru 6
Quartets Op.64, Nos. 1 thru 6
Quartets Op.76, Nos. 1 thru 6
Quartet Op. 103
  Vox Box SVBX-557 (LP)

Six String Quintets of Wolfgang A. Mozart:
String Quintet K. 174 in B flat Major ( w/guest violist, Francis Tursi)
String Quintet K. 406 in C Minor
String Quintet K. 515 in C Major
String Quintet K. 516 in G Minor
String Quintet K. 593 in D Major
String Quintet K. 614 in E flat Major

For EVEREST Records LP3266 (LP) Johannes Brahms - String Quartet #3, Op.67
Franz Schubert - String Quartet #13, Op.29
For EVEREST Records LP3290 Two String Quartets of Karel Husa String Quartet #2
String Quartet #3 *
(*Commissioned for the Fine Arts String Quartet and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Chamber Music,1969.)
For GASPARO Records GS-205 (LP)

John Downey - String Quartet No.2 *
Ben Johnston - String Quartet No. 4 * ("Amazing Grace")*
Ruth Crawford-Seeger - String Quartet (1931) (*Commissioned by the Fine Arts Music Foundation for the Fine Arts Qt.)

 

For The FINE ARTS MUSIC FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO (LP) The Fine Arts String Quartet 30th Anniversary Album:
Shostakovich - String Quartet No.3 in F, Op. 73
Prokofieff - String Quartet No.2, Op. 92
 
w/ The ZASLAV DUO - Bernard Zaslav, viola and Naomi Zaslav, piano
For ORION Records ORS-75186 (LP)

Cesar Franck - Sonata in A Major (Arr. for Viola by B. Zaslav)
Darius Milhaud - Sonata #1 for Viola and Piano Sonata #2 for Viola and Piano

For GASPARO Records GS-215 (LP) Johannes Brahms Sonata in f minor, Op.120 No.1 Sonata in Eb Major, Op. 120, No.2
For CRI Recordings CRI SD 282 (LP) Wallace Berry - "Canto Lirico" for Viola & Piano (Total - 114 chamber works)
 
(Total - 114 chamber works)