Violin sonatas, Vol. 1

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dc.contributor.other Ludwig van Beethoven es
dc.contributor.other Jascha Heifetz es
dc.contributor.other Emanuel Bay es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-28T01:58:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-28T01:58:06Z
dc.date.copyright 1988 es
dc.date.issued 2012-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/197
dc.description.abstract Beethoven inaugurates his first Violin Sonata with a brief fanfare played in octaves by both instruments; this melts into a smoother yet still energetic melody (the tempo is Allegro con brio) that is essentially an expansion of the fanfare. By this point, Beethoven has already laid out all the raw material for the sonata- form movement, even though the exposition is far from over. The thematic ideas simply evolve from each other, in a quick preview of the technique of thematic metamorphosis that Franz Liszt would advocate decades later. Beethoven thoroughly works over all this material in the development section, but only as he approaches the recapitulation does he combine the fanfare with its smooth variant, thus making their relationship explicit. Sibelius would later employ a similar trick, but in a more complex way, in the first movement of his Second Symphony. In the second movement, Andante con moto, a broad, noble theme introduced by the piano is then taken up by the violin, with four variations. The first variation, dominated by the keyboard, is formal and ornate, with the violin playing a subsidiary role. The second variation offers the violin its own florid showcase, with the keyboard in a burbling accompaniment. The movement takes a dramatic turn with the third variation; it slips into the minor mode and wrenches the instruments through sudden dynamic contrasts and key shifts. Calm prevails once again in the last variation, although the theme is now hidden in the syncopated inner voice of the piano part. Syncopation rules the main theme of the rondo finale (Allegro). It's an ebullient 6/8 tune with the accent shifted to the second beat, but it makes way for more expansive melodies for the violin over animated piano accompaniment. One of these, a soaring F-major theme, returns to lead the movement through its coda, which Beethoven elongates by modulating through some surprisingly distant keys. What we now call by shorthand the violin sonata—a sonata for violin and keyboard, the two instruments being fairly equal partners—had started out early in Mozart's career as a keyboard sonata with a comparatively inconsequential string part. Through the efforts of Mozart and others, the violin gradually assumed a far more active role. So by 1799, when Beethoven published his first set of violin sonatas, the title-page designation "for the harpsichord or fortepiano with a violin" was already anachronistic in its near-dismissal of the string part. This turned out to be something of a joke, as discovered at the beginning of the set's A-major sonata. The first movement, Allegro vivace, opens with a quick, mechanical little waltz-like accompaniment characteristic of the keyboard writing of the time—except that here it's taken by the violin, while the piano plays a simple, downward-skipping melody that shortly breaks out in a frantic run, all in a very violinistic idiom! After this first statement, the instruments effectively trade places, but also continue to trade off melody and accompaniment as true partners. The most memorable phrase of a secondary subject looks forward to Rossini's Largo al factotum; this is followed by a lot of back-and-forth teasing between the instruments, and a creeping, mock-suspenseful episode. The development section suddenly jerks everything into C major, a slightly surprising modulation for the time. The development itself hardly differs from the exposition except in its amusing key transpositions from theme to theme. The coda is extended enough to be mistaken for part of the development, playing as it does on the main subject's appoggiaturas, before petering out to leave the violin's little downward-skipping two-note motif hanging. The second movement, Andante, più tosto allegretto, is a simple affair. The theme falls into four-bar phrases, with each half introduced by the piano before being appropriated by the violin. This first section is built around a flowing but still guileless melody that eventually becomes sole property of the violin, with the piano offering a modest, staccato accompaniment. The mood darkens in the movement's second half, although neither the thematic material nor the texture becomes any more complex. The third movement, marked Allegro piacevole, is a relaxed rondo whose recurring theme is a happy whistling tune, with a few wide intervallic leaps and playful turns. Interleaved with this are episodes in much the same character; in fact, the middle section's accompaniment is nothing more than the little cadence from the primary theme's final bar. Beethoven saves one more joke for the end: The instruments move through a decisive-sounding final cadence in full partnership, only for the piano to get in the last word with an "extra" last note. es
dc.description.tableofcontents Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 12, No. 1; Allegro con brio, Theme with Variations: Andante con moto, Varaiations I-IV; Rondo: Allegro-- Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 12, No. 2; Allegro vivace, Andante pi}u tosto allegretto, Allegro piacevole-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD-Rom (68 min., 41 seg.) : stereo ; 4 3/4 plg. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M. Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 18671001 es
dc.subject.lcsh Sonatas (Violin and piano) es
dc.title Violin sonatas, Vol. 1 es
dc.title.alternative Complete Violin Sonatas Volume 1 es
dc.title.alternative Sonatas Nos. 1,2,3.4 es
dc.title.alternative Sonatas Completas para Violín es
dc.title.alternative Sonatas para Violín y Piano es
dc.title.alternative Sonatas para Violín, Vol. 1 es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder BMG Music es
dc.identifier.classification 078635770421 es
dc.subject.cdu Bee.09 es


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1. Sonata No. 1 ... No. 1-Allegro con brio.mp3 5:43 3.919Mb Unknown Mp3
2-6. Sonata No. ... on moto-Variation I-IV.mp3 6:09 4.213Mb Unknown Mp3
7. Sonata No. 1 ... 2, No. 1-Rondo-Allegro.mp3 4:27 3.051Mb Unknown Mp3
8. Sonata No. 2 ... , No. 2-Allegro vivace.mp3 6:43 4.605Mb Unknown Mp3
9. Sonata No. 2 ... e più tosto allegretto.mp3 4:58 3.405Mb Unknown Mp3
10. Sonata No. ... o. 2-Allegro piacevole.mp3 4:04 2.782Mb Unknown Mp3
11. Sonata No. ... 3-Allegro con spirito.mp3 8:23 5.745Mb Unknown Mp3
12. Sonata No. ... o con molto espresione.mp3 5:17 3.622Mb Unknown Mp3
13. Sonata No. ... . 3-Rondo-Allegro moto.mp3 4:14 2.902Mb Unknown Mp3
14. Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23-Presto.mp3 5:30 3.770Mb Unknown Mp3
15. Sonata No. ... erzoso, più allegretto.mp3 7:22 5.051Mb Unknown Mp3
16. Sonata No. ... , Op. 23-Allegro molto.mp3 5:25 3.714Mb Unknown Mp3
Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 12, No. 1-Completo.wav 11:38 117.3Mb WAV audio WAV
Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 12, No. 2-Completo.wav 15:39 157.8Mb WAV audio WAV
Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. 12, No. 3-Completo.wav 17:48 179.6Mb WAV audio WAV
Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23-Completo.wav 18:11 183.5Mb WAV audio WAV

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