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Franck: Violin Sonata arranged for Viola and Piano

sku Product SKU:  BA10918

Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). Edited by Douglas Woodfull-Harris. Arranged by Douglas Woodfull-Harris. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Text language: English, German, French. Introduction by 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.

After Franck's death in 1890 the original publisher of the Sonata, the Parisian house Julien Hamelle, announced an arrangement of the work for viola, but it has not been possible to locate any copy of this publication. The present arrangement for viola is largely based on Jules Delsart's arrangement for piano and cello, the only version of the Sonata which the composer authorized. However, the viola part here also adopts extensive passages in their original register or remains in the middle octave, especially in those passages where the cello lies two octaves beneath the violin. Being set in the alto register, the part thus lies between the other two string versions, lending the Sonata a delightful hybrid hue beyond the brilliance of the violin and the sonorousness of the cello. The piano part has been left intact and is thus identical to that of the original version. The edition is rounded off by an informative text on the genesis and reception history of the Sonata.

USD 25.9500

In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores

sku Product SKU:  HL48023059

Years in preparation, In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores presents the 27 works from 27 composers written for the 2013 recording of the same title. The publication has been closely edited by Hilary Hahn.

Ms. Hahn writes, “I was intrigued by the future of the genre and how composers might wish to redefine the form. When I pictured a novel set of favorite miniatures catching on – pieces crafted by today's minds – the idea of a commissioned-encores project planted itself in my head.”

Twenty-six composers of various ages and nationalities agreed to create pieces for the project, following the guidelines set forth. “I gave them two parameters: each piece should be under five minutes and for acoustic violin and piano.” The twenty-seventh work came from a competition, with more than four hundred entries which were reviewed by Ms. Hahn through a blind process before one piece was chosen.

“Every one of these encores was fresh, free of interpretive tradition, and each spoke a different language. My initial process was full of trial and error. I broke down techniques and phrases until I understood them on the most fundamental levels. Often, I was pushed well past my limits. As the music came into its own, however, the pieces metamorphosed into brilliant, powerful, scintillating, beautiful works of art. They compelled me to discover new layers of expression.”

Included are composer biographies and commentary from each composer about her or his encore.

CONTENTS: Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (b. 1947) Impulse • Somei Satoh (b. 1947) Bifü (Breeze) • Du Yun (b. 1977) When a Tiger Meets a Rosa Rugosa • David Lang (b. 1957) light moving • Bun-Ching Lam (b. 1954) Solitude d'automne • Paul Moravec (b. 1957) Blue Fiddle • Antón García Abril (b. 1933) Tercer Suspiro (Third Sigh) • Avner Dorman (b. 1975) Memory Games • David Del Tredici (b. 1937) Farewell • Mason Bates (b. 1977) Ford's Farm • Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) Whispering• Gillian Whitehead b. (1941) Törua • Richard Barrett (b. 1959) shade • Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) Echo Dash • Christos Hatzis (b. 1953) Coming To • Jeff Myers (b. 1977) The Angry Birds of Kauai • Mark-Anthony Turnage (b. 1960) Hilary's Hoedown • Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937) Two Pieces • Kala Ramnath (b. 1967) Aalap and Tarana • Lera Auerbach (b. 1973) Speak, Memory • Tina Davidson (b. 1952) Blue Curve of the Earth • Elliott Sharp (b. 1951) Storm of the Eye • Michiru Oshima (b. 1961) Memories • James Newton Howard (b. 1951) 133...At Least. • Nico Muhly (b. 1981) Two Voices • Søren Nils Eichberg (b. 1973) Levitation • Max Richter (b. 1966) Mercy.

USD 45.0000