Strauss's Violin Sonata, op. 18 from 1887 is the last and most popular of his five instrumental chamber pieces. Based on traditional sonata form, this expressive piece contains distinctive Straussian characteristics evident in his later symphonic settings and operas.
The new attractive notation of this edition should be another incentive for every serious violinist to perform, as Strauss often did himself, this most beautiful early work. Degree of difficulty: 4-5