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 Post subject: Ravel - Sonata Movement for Violin and Piano in A minor
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:02 am 
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Sonata Movement for Violin and Piano in A minor

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Maurice Ravel's Sonata Movement for Violin and Piano in A minor (Also known as the Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor ("Posthumous")) was composed in 1897, between leaving the class of Emile Pressard and joining that of Gabriel Faure.

Planned to be the first movement of a violin sonata in A minor, the work was abandoned by the composer and not published until 1975. For many years it was held to be a one-movement violin sonata until the discovery of a 1929 letter between Ravel and violinist Paul Oberdoerffer in which Ravel referred to the work as "...the uncompleted first sonata..."

Roger Nicholls the author of the liner notes for the 2014 Chandos recording notes that there is a kinship between the opening of this sonata movment and the first movement of the composers Piano Trio.

Note: The allmusic article linked below still refers to the work as a sonata in one-movement, the most recent information is in the liner notes to the Chandos recording of the sonata movement.

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Here are four live performances I have located on YouTube.

Maria Milstein (Violin) / Hanna Shybayeva (Piano)



Liviu Prunaru (Violin) / Hannes Minaar (Piano)



Marianna Vasileva (Violin) - Alina Komarkova (Piano)



Luciana Arraes (Violin) / Gayleen Chun (Piano)


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 Post subject: Re: Ravel - Sonata Movement for Violin and Piano in A minor
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Ravel is always easy on the ear (a little too easy usually for me) and this piece is no different. I guess the way the movement is structured he didn't know where to go for the following movements, but perhaps because of this the piece works well enough on its own. The Milstein/Shybayeva video is interesting for contemporary piano, but as for the fiddle I warmed more to Marianna Vasileva.

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Thanks for your comments, I sent a couple of videos to a friend and asked for his opinion. His reply, which matches with something I noticed, but did not bring up in my OP because I wondered if anyone else would notice it, was that it sounded like Vaughn Williams (I have actually listened to the RVW Violin Sonata and it does not sound like this.).

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Graham1973 wrote:
Thanks for your comments, I sent a couple of videos to a friend and asked for his opinion. His reply, which matches with something I noticed, but did not bring up in my OP because I wondered if anyone else would notice it, was that it sounded like Vaughn Williams (I have actually listened to the RVW Violin Sonata and it does not sound like this.).

Well you know after 1827 its all much of a muchness...

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