Boosey & Hawkes Composer News

Search Catalogue

FEATURED COMPOSERS
Bartók, BélaSonata for Violin Solo op. BB124 (1944) 27'
for solo violin

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
11/26/1944
New York, NY
Yehudi Menuhin, violin /


Repertoire Note  
Inspired by Yehudi Menuhin’s playing of Bach’s solo violin sonatas, Bartók’s blend of baroque and folk influences is most evident in the first movement Tempo di ciaccona and the second-movement Fuga. Interesting companion or contrast pieces, in addition to Bach’s masterpieces, are the solo violin sonata of 1919/20 by Bartók’s colleague, Zoltán Székely, and that of 1935 by his pupil Sándor Veress. Bartók’s quarter-tone and third-tone variants to the final movement were excluded from the original edition, but are included in the latest ‘Urtext’ edition.

Note by Malcolm Gillies




Mailing List

Sign up for news updates and offers via email

SIGN UP
Audio Visual Gallery
Get Adobe Flash player
ONLINE SCORES

Explore our library of over 1000 online scores

VIEW SCORES
FAQ | Contact Us | Links | About Us | Shop Directory | Careers | Terms of use | RSS Index