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3 Pieces for Violin and Piano Op. 116

Urtext based on the Complete Edition Jean Sibelius Works (JSW)

By Jean Sibelius

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Urtext based on the Complete Edition Jean Sibelius Works (JSW). Composed by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Edited by Anna Pulkkis.

The violin was Sibelius's instrument, and the virtuoso aspect is eminent in Drei Stucke Op. 116 as well as in his entire oeuvre for violin and piano. Apart from that, Op. 116 provides a glimpse into the last active phase of Sibelius's care. Breitkopf and Haertel #EB-9341. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.EB-9341).

Item Number: BR.EB-9341

ISBN 9790004188057. 9 x 12 in inches.

Sibelius completed Three Pieces for Violin and Piano Op. 116 (Scene de Danse, Danse caracteristique, Rondeau romantique) in the spring of 1929. The impetus for composing them probably came from the New York publisher Carl Fischer. Fischer rejected the pieces, however, due to the extremely unfortunate constellation in the music publishing field in the United States. Apparently, he didn't believe in their success, because they were too demanding. Sibelius turned to Breitkopf & Hartel, who gladly accepted Drei Stucke. The musical sources indicate that Sibelius had second thoughts on some details, and he made emendations to the pieces before their publication in December 1930. At the end of the 1920s, Sibelius was working on his Eighth Symphony, which was left unfinished. Thus, Three Pieces remained his last opus-numbered compositions.

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