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Sonata

Sonata

Sequentia Serpentigena

for Cello and Piano


  • Instrumentation: cello and piano
  • Order No.: ED 13213
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Description
The Sonata, in six movements, is the direct outcome of Peter Maxwell Davies’ encounter with the ‘pievi’ – early medieval rural churches – of Tuscany. He writes: ‘In particular, it was inspired by the elusive and enigmatic nature of the imagery of their stone carvings. I have concentrated on just one image, that of the snake, which in Jewish and Christian tradition is a symbol of temptation and betrayal, and of sinfulness in general. However, in the pievi, older significances, which can be traced back to Estruscan times, can be discerned, and these meanings, quite contrary to the usual readings, are now beginning to be fathomed, helping us to understand for instance why the piece of San Vito in Corsignano has no stone carving apart from decorative elements, and that of small, extended snakes.’ (Peter Maxwell Davies)
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3110-3
Opus: op. 285
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 841886012011
Uraufführung : 10. Juli 2008 Siena, Palazzo Chigi Saracini (I) · Vittorio Ceccanti, cello; Bruno Canino, piano
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 44
Performances
2014-10-04 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Hallé St. Peter\'s — 19:30
2013-01-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), Paul Recital Hall — 20:00
2010-02-02 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
2010-01-31 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Brown Hall, New England Conservatory | national Premiere
2009-11-23 | Firenze (Italy), Salone Magliabechiano, Biblioteca degli Uffizi Loggiato degli Uffizi 1 — 21.15 h
2009-03-27 | Lommel (Belgium) | national Premiere
2009-03-19 | Napoli (Italy)
2009-03-18 | Carrara (Italy)
2009-03-17 | Pavia (Italy), Collegio Borromeo
2008-07-17 | Gubbio (Italy) — 21.15 h
2008-07-10 | Siena (Italy), Palazzo Chigi Saracini — 21.15 h | World Premiere
The Sonata, in six movements, is the direct outcome of Peter Maxwell Davies’ encounter with the ‘pievi’ – early medieval rural churches – of Tuscany. He writes: ‘In particular, it was inspired by the elusive and enigmatic nature of the imagery of their stone carvings. I have concentrated on just one image, that of the snake, which in Jewish and Christian tradition is a symbol of temptation and betrayal, and of sinfulness in general. However, in the pievi, older significances, which can be traced back to Estruscan times, can be discerned, and these meanings, quite contrary to the usual readings, are now beginning to be fathomed, helping us to understand for instance why the piece of San Vito in Corsignano has no stone carving apart from decorative elements, and that of small, extended snakes.’ (Peter Maxwell Davies)
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3110-3
Opus: op. 285
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 841886012011
Uraufführung : 10. Juli 2008 Siena, Palazzo Chigi Saracini (I) · Vittorio Ceccanti, cello; Bruno Canino, piano
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 44
2014-10-04 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Hallé St. Peter\'s — 19:30
2013-01-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), Paul Recital Hall — 20:00
2010-02-02 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
2010-01-31 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Brown Hall, New England Conservatory | national Premiere
2009-11-23 | Firenze (Italy), Salone Magliabechiano, Biblioteca degli Uffizi Loggiato degli Uffizi 1 — 21.15 h
2009-03-27 | Lommel (Belgium) | national Premiere
2009-03-19 | Napoli (Italy)
2009-03-18 | Carrara (Italy)
2009-03-17 | Pavia (Italy), Collegio Borromeo
2008-07-17 | Gubbio (Italy) — 21.15 h
2008-07-10 | Siena (Italy), Palazzo Chigi Saracini — 21.15 h | World Premiere