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Chase, Roger (viola)
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Roger Chase (viola)

Born in London, Roger Chase studied at the Royal College of Music with Bernard Shore and in Canada with Steven Staryk, also working for a short time with the legendary Lionel Tertis, whose Montagnana viola he now plays.

He performed with the English Chamber Orchestra, appearing as soloist at the Proms at Royal Albert Hall, and played in major cities throughout the UK and Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Middle East, and India. His festival appearances include the Schiermonnikoog (Holland), Consonances (France), Casalmaggiore (Italy), and Bowdoin (Maine) International Music Festival.

Chase was a member of The Nash Ensemble for more 20 years, as well as the London Sinfonietta , Esterhazy Baryton Trio, Quartet of London, Hausmusik of London, and the London Chamber Orchestra.

His critically acclaimed recordings for Dutton with pianist Michiko Otaki include music by Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss and Vaughan Williams, as well as rare works of Benjamin Dale, Stanley Bate, W H Bell, and Edmund Rubbra, plus sonatas of Delius and Ireland transcribed by Tertis. Centaur released their recording of three Brahms sonatas and “The Virtuoso Viola” on Naxos features music by Arthur Benjamin, George Enescu, Joseph Jongen, Henry Vieuxtemps, Nicolò Paganini, Bach/Kodály, Fritz Kreisler, and Bernard Shore.

Roger Chase taught at the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School, the Royal Northern College of Music, Oberlin College, and Roosevelt University. With Otaki he presented recitals of works inspired by Lionel Tertis at Washington’s National Gallery, Princeton University, and in Cleveland, Boston, Toronto, and elsewhere.

Albums

Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 1
CDH55071Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 2
CDH55072Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 3
CDH55073Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Bax: Nonet & other chamber music
CDA66807Archive Service
Berkeley: A Centenary Tribute
CDH55135Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Bliss: Rout, Madam Noy, The Women of Yueh & other works
CDA66137Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted
Bridge: Songs
CDD220712CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Britten: Phaedra & other works
CDH55225Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Elgar: Piano Quintet & Violin Sonata
CDH55301Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Ferguson: Octet, Bagatelles & Violin Sonata
CDA66192Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted
Holloway: Serenade; Schumann: Liederkreis
CDA66930
Lambert: Piano Concerto & other works
CDH55397Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Schumann: Liederkreis; Holloway: Serenade
CDA66930
Vaughan Williams: Songs
CDA67168
Warlock: The Curlew, Capriol, Serenade & Songs
CDA66938

Complete works available for download

MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-2006)
Duo for flute and viola, Op 10with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute)
Oboe Quartet, Op 61with The Nash Ensemble, Gareth Hulse (oboe), Marcia Crayford (violin), Christopher Van Kampen (cello)
Quintet for flute, violin, viola, horn and bassoon, Op 7with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute), Marcia Crayford (violin), John Pigneguy (horn), Brian Wightman (bassoon)
Trio for flute, viola and bassoon, Op 6with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute), Brian Wightman (bassoon)
Viola Sonata, Op 17with The Nash Ensemble, Ian Brown (piano)
SIR ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953)
Elegiac Triowith The Nash Ensemble
Harp Quintetwith The Nash Ensemble
Nonetwith The Nash Ensemble
Oboe Quintetwith The Nash Ensemble
SIR LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989)
Diversions, Op 63with The Nash Ensemble
Quartet for oboe and string trio, Op 70with The Nash Ensemble
Sextet, Op 47with The Nash Ensemble
SIR ARTHUR BLISS (1891-1975)
Conversationswith The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Madam Noywith The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano), Lionel Friend (conductor)
Quintet for oboe and string quartetwith The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Rhapsodywith The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Lionel Friend (conductor)
Routwith The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano), Lionel Friend (conductor)
The Women of Yuehwith The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor), Elizabeth Gale (soprano)
FRANK BRIDGE (1879-1941)
Far, far from each otherwith Louise Winter (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Music, when soft voices diewith Louise Winter (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Where is it that our soul doth go?with Louise Winter (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
Lachrymae, Op 48awith The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84with The Nash Ensemble
HOWARD FERGUSON (1908-1999)
Octet, Op 4with The Nash Ensemble
ROBIN HOLLOWAY (b1943)
Fantasy-Pieces on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann, Op 16with The Nash Ensemble
Serenade in C major, Op 41with The Nash Ensemble
CONSTANT LAMBERT (1905-1951)
Eight Poems of Li-Powith Philip Langridge (tenor), The Nash Ensemble
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
On Wenlock Edgewith John Mark Ainsley (tenor), The Nash Ensemble
PETER WARLOCK (1894-1930)
The Curlewwith The Nash Ensemble

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A summer day  
Blue water … a clear moon  
Bredon Hill  
Clun  
Conversations (Bliss)
Cool is the autumn wind  
Diversions, Op 63 (Berkeley)
Duo for flute and viola, Op 10 (Arnold)
Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Elegiac Trio (Bax)
Fair one, when you were here, I filled the house with flowers  
Fantasy-Pieces on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann, Op 16 (Holloway)
Far, far from each other (Bridge)
From far, from eve and morning  
Harp Quintet (Bax)
In summertime on Bredon  
In the deserted garden among the crumbling walls  
In valleys of springs of rivers  
Is my team ploughing?  
Lachrymae, Op 48a (Britten)
Lines written in autumn  
Madam Noy (Bliss)
Music, when soft voices die (Bridge)
Naked I lie in the green forest of summer  
Nocturne  
Nonet (Bax)
Oboe Quartet, Op 61 (Arnold)
Oboe Quintet (Bax)
Octet, Op 4 (Ferguson)
Oh, when I was in love with you  
On the city street  
On Wenlock Edge  
On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
One thing I'd know  
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 (Elgar)
Quartet for oboe and string trio, Op 70 (Berkeley)
Quintet for flute, violin, viola, horn and bassoon, Op 7 (Arnold)
Quintet for oboe and string quartet (Bliss)
Rhapsody (Bliss)
Rout (Bliss)
Serenade in C major, Op 41 (Holloway)
Sextet, Op 47 (Berkeley)
The Curlew (Warlock)
The grass of Yen is growing green and long  
The intruder  
The long-departed lover  
The ruin of the Ku-Su palace  
The Women of Yueh (Bliss)
They meet in the pink dust of the city street  
Trio for flute, viola and bassoon, Op 6 (Arnold)
Viola Sonata, Op 17 (Arnold)
Where is it that our soul doth go? (Bridge)
With a man of leisure  
Yonder the mountain flowers are out