Recorded in Prague at the Domovina Studio, January 19, 27, 30 and 31, 2014 (4-16), and at the Martin Hall, Academy of Music, February 14 and 15, 2014 (1-3) On her previous album, Monologue (SU 4049-2), Jitka Hosprová presented to listeners the most distinct gems of modern Czech music for solo viola. Her new CD is dedicated to Paul Hindemith a composer who essentially contributed to the emancipation of the viola in the previous century. The artist wrote all his viola works within twenty years or so and upon ceasing to give concerts as a solo violist abandoned composing for the instrument for good. The pieces featured on the present album also bear witness to Hindemiths journey from reverberations of Romanticism and Impressionism to attaining his own singular musical language, which is already evident in Sonata Op. 25. The celebrated Trauermusik came to life in London within a mere six hours and on the evening of that very day in January 1936 was broadcast live with Hindemith as a soloist by the BBC in honour of the deceased King George V. As delivered by the technically brilliant Jitka Hosprová, Hindemiths music is emotionally rich, profound and colourful, as is the viola itself. A homage to the previous centurys King of the Viola, as paid by Jitka Hosprová.