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Sonata (Version for Piano and Violoncello) / Melancolie for Violoncello and Piano

By Cesar Auguste Franck

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Cello, piano - Level 4
Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). Edited by Douglas Woodfull-Harris. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. With an introduction by Gudula Schutz. Performance score, anthology, part(s). Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10917. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10917).

Item Number: BA.BA10917

ISBN 9790006559152. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Preface: Gudula Schutz.

Cesar Franck's Sonata for Piano and Violin is one of the most treasured works in the violin repertoire, a masterpiece of cyclic form with a gracefulness and expressive force almost paradigmatic for the age of musical Romanticism. This work was composed in 1886 and was dedicated to the Belgian violinist and composer Eugene Ysaye.

Franck's friend, the cellist Jules Desart, was so impressed when he heard the Violin Sonata performed at the Societe nationale de musique in Paris that he adapted the work for his instrument. This arrangement was first published in 1887 by inserting the cello part into the piano score of the original edition. For this purpose the piano score had received a new cover and the publisher had expanded the title of the composition to"Sonate pour piano et violon ou violoncelle". This version by the cellist Jules Delsart for piano and violoncello is the only arrangement of the work authorized by the composer and its first edition represents the main source for Barenreiter's new scholarly-critical publication.

Barenreiter's new edition also includes a separate movement,"Melancolie", first published after Franck's death in 1911, again for the same instrumentation, piano and violin or violoncello. This short piece is based on a solfege exercise and was written at the height of the composer's creative powers, at about the same time as his famous violin sonata.
The edition is rounded off by an informative text on the genesis and reception history of the two compositions (Ger/Fr/Eng), a complete list of sources, editorial notes and a Critical Commentary (Eng).

* Pioneering new Urtext edition
* Informative text on the genesis and reception history of the two compositions (Ger/Fr/Eng)
* Detailed Critical Commentary (Eng)

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