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Violin Sonata, JW VII/7
1916; published 1988

'Dohnányi & Janáček: Violin Sonatas' (CDA67699)
Dohnányi & Janáček: Violin Sonatas
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Discarded movement: Allegro

Violin Sonata, JW VII/7
In 1916 Janácek composed an Allegro for violin and piano as a replacement for the Sonata’s Allegretto, which was then the finale but was subsequently reinstated as the third movement. The Allegro remained unpublished until 1988: as can clearly be heard, though it opens quite differently to the Allegretto, it soon arrives at some of that movement’s main material (the gypsy slides and Russian-sounding theme), but develops these elements in a completely different fashion, eventually fading out as if its energy has been used up. It is a delightful movement in its own right, while giving the fascinating impression of a completely different take on one portion of the Sonata.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2010

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67699 track 14
Discarded movement: Allegro
Recording date
6 January 2009
Recording venue
Jerusalem Music Centre, Israel
Recording producer
Eric Wen
Recording engineer
Zvi Hirshler
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  1. Dohnányi & Janácek: Violin Sonatas (CDA67699)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: April 2010
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