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Sonata for violin and piano

composer
1943

 
Poulenc wrote his two string sonatas in wartime. The first, a Sonata for violin and piano, was begun in 1942, completed in 1943 and published in 1944, dedicated to the memory of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca (1899-1936) – a victim of the Spanish Civil War. It was first played in Paris on 21 June 1943 by the young Ginette Neveu and Poulenc. Between a ‘fiery’ Allegro and a ‘tragic’ Presto of Stravinskian parentage comes an Intermezzo evoking guitar music.

from notes by Felix Aprahamian © 1999

Pendant la guerre, Poulenc écrivit deux sonates pour cordes. La première, une Sonate pour violon et piano fut commencée en 1942. Achevée en 1943 et publiée en 1944, elle fut dédiée à la mémoire du poète espagnol Federico Garcia Lorca (1899-1936) victime de la guerre civile espagnole – et créée à Paris, le 21 juin 1943, par la jeune Ginette Neveu et Poulenc. Entre un Allegro «fougueux» et un Presto «tragique», stravinskien, se glisse un Intermezzo évoquant la musique pour guitare.

extrait des notes rédigées par Felix Aprahamian © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Poulenc hat seine beiden Streichersonaten während des Krieges geschrieben. Die erste, eine Sonate für Violine und Klavier, wurde 1942 begonnen, 1943 fertiggestellt und 1944 veröffentlicht. Sie ist dem Andenken des spanischen Dichters Federico García Lorca (1899-1936) gewidmet – einem Opfer des spanischen Bürgerkriegs. Die Uraufführung am 21. Juni 1943 gaben die junge Ginette Neveu und Poulenc in Paris. Zwischen einem “feurigen” Allegro und einem “tragischen” Presto, bei dem Strawinski Pate gestanden hat, erklingt ein Intermezzo, das an Gitarrenmusik erinnert.

aus dem Begleittext von Felix Aprahamian © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music
CDA67255/62CDs

Details

Movement 1: Allegro con fuoco
Track 4 on CDA67255/6 CD1 [6'31] 2CDs
Movement 2: Intermezzo: Très lent et calme
Track 5 on CDA67255/6 CD1 [6'38] 2CDs
Movement 3: Presto tragico – Strictement la double plus lent
Track 6 on CDA67255/6 CD1 [5'22] 2CDs

Track-specific metadata for CDA67255/6 disc 1 track 4

Allegro con fuoco
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-25504
Duration
6'31
Recording date
13 January 1999
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music (CDA67255/6)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: November 1999
    2CDs
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