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Robert Schumann - Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

With Marked and Unmarked String Parts

By Robert Schumann

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Strings Piano Accompaniment, Violin (Violin and Piano) - Henle Level 7
With Marked and Unmarked String Parts. Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Arranged by Antje Weithaas and Klaus Schilde. Sheet music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. With marked and unmarked string parts. Fingering and bowing for Violin: Antje Weithaas. Classical. Softcover. 96 pages. G. Henle #HN1098. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481098).

Item Number: HL.51481098

ISBN 9790201810980. 9x12 inches. Ed. Ernst Herttrich, violin fing./bowing: Antje Weithaas, piano fing.: Klaus Schilde.

Schumann's second violin sonata was written in October/November 1851, in only a few weeks after the first work for this combination of instruments (HN 428). The highly virtuosic sonata, especially in the finale, is characterised by the close thematic dovetailing of the single movements. Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski, who later became the composer's biographer, reported that “smiling in his kind-hearted manner” the composer had said to him: “I did not like the first violin sonata; so I then wrote a second one, which is hopefully better.” Schumann was apparently referring to the great differences in the expressive content: Whereas the first sonata with three movements seems rather melancholy and dark overall, the second “Great Sonata” with four movements is bursting with energy and ends in vibrant Dmajor.

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