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Sonata

Sonata

for Violin and Piano


  • Instrumentation: violin and piano
€35.00  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.16 kg

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Description

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time and as he reaches his 75th birthday in 2009 he remains prolific.
The sonata for violin and piano was written for the virtuoso violinist, Ilya Gringolts and first performed at the St Magnus Festival in Orkney in 2008.  The work is principally concerned with Italian architecture and the music takes both performers and audience across an imaginary walkway over Rome as proposed by the architect Giuseppe Rebecchini.  Starting at the 17th Century Chiesa Nuova the exceptional journey passes Renaissance churches, exhibition spaces, the river Tiber, glass façades, sculptures and even a prison where a Lazio folk tune can be heard echoing from behind the walls.  The journey ends 15 minutes later at Gianicolo, an area where one can take in breathtaking views over the whole city.

Details
Auftragswerk : The Sonata was jointly commissioned by The Cheltenham International Festival and The St Magnus Festival Orkney with funds provided by Susan Costello and Robert Clark
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3114-1
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Series: Sheet Music Edition
Uraufführung : 22. Juni 2008 Kirkwall, Orkney, Stromness Town Hall (UK) St Magnus Festival 2008 · Ilya Gringolts, violin; Alexander Madzar, piano
Year of composition: 2008
page number: 36
Performances
2009-05-29 | Firenze (Italy), Teatro Goldoni — 20.30 h - Omaggio a Sir Peter Maxwell Davies | national Premiere
2008-08-31 | Crear, Scotland (United Kingdom)
2008-08-25 | Dartington (United Kingdom), Great Hall, Dartington Hall — 20.15 h
2008-08-17 | Praha (Czech Republic), Rudolfinum, Dvorák Hall | national Premiere
2008-07-08 | Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Pittville Pump Room — 11.00 h
2008-06-22 | Kirkwall, Orkney (United Kingdom), Stromness Town Hall — 14.30 h | World Premiere
Sound Clips
Maxwell Davies · Violin Sonata - Intermusica interview with Sandy Burnett (July 2008 - 3' 51'')

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time and as he reaches his 75th birthday in 2009 he remains prolific.
The sonata for violin and piano was written for the virtuoso violinist, Ilya Gringolts and first performed at the St Magnus Festival in Orkney in 2008.  The work is principally concerned with Italian architecture and the music takes both performers and audience across an imaginary walkway over Rome as proposed by the architect Giuseppe Rebecchini.  Starting at the 17th Century Chiesa Nuova the exceptional journey passes Renaissance churches, exhibition spaces, the river Tiber, glass façades, sculptures and even a prison where a Lazio folk tune can be heard echoing from behind the walls.  The journey ends 15 minutes later at Gianicolo, an area where one can take in breathtaking views over the whole city.

Auftragswerk : The Sonata was jointly commissioned by The Cheltenham International Festival and The St Magnus Festival Orkney with funds provided by Susan Costello and Robert Clark
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3114-1
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Series: Sheet Music Edition
Uraufführung : 22. Juni 2008 Kirkwall, Orkney, Stromness Town Hall (UK) St Magnus Festival 2008 · Ilya Gringolts, violin; Alexander Madzar, piano
Year of composition: 2008
page number: 36
2009-05-29 | Firenze (Italy), Teatro Goldoni — 20.30 h - Omaggio a Sir Peter Maxwell Davies | national Premiere
2008-08-31 | Crear, Scotland (United Kingdom)
2008-08-25 | Dartington (United Kingdom), Great Hall, Dartington Hall — 20.15 h
2008-08-17 | Praha (Czech Republic), Rudolfinum, Dvorák Hall | national Premiere
2008-07-08 | Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Pittville Pump Room — 11.00 h
2008-06-22 | Kirkwall, Orkney (United Kingdom), Stromness Town Hall — 14.30 h | World Premiere
Maxwell Davies · Violin Sonata - Intermusica interview with Sandy Burnett (July 2008 - 3' 51'')