Whoever always suspected that viola jokes were a things of the past will find definite proof with the new GENUIN release with the violist Jürgen Weber. His playing consists of resilient tempi, a large tone and lightning virtuosic passages up to the famous "Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache" (Wildly: beauty of tone is beside the point). Many violinists could become envious of this fabulous musician’s recording of two solo sonatas each by Paul Hindemith and Günther Raphael. Above all, none of them will probably ever achieve such a sonorous sound... Demanding, sensuous music of the twentieth century, compellingly interpreted.