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In composing his Violin Sonata, it was Copland's idea " for the piano to complement the violin rather than merely accompany it." Although he had not intended to incorporate folk materials, "certain qualities of the American folk tune had become part of my natural style of composing, and they are echoed in the Sonata." The violinist Gerald Elias orchestrated the piano part and premiered his new version during the week of the composer's 90th birthday.

-Vivian Perlis, 1998

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