Sonata for violin solo : violin solo
by David Hush (1976)
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Library shelf no. CD 603 [Not for loan]
An early work, this three movement Sonata recalls Bach's works for solo violin or solo cello, where a single instrument is used to generate a multitude of contrapuntal textures and sonorities. While some sections of the Sonata are cast in a tonal language more expansive than that of the Baroque, others adhere to Bach's harmonic idiom. The Sonata is dedicated to Zina Schiff, who first performed it at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, 17 May 1995. The Sonata was recorded by Zina Schiff as the centrepiece of King David's Lyre, the disc released in celebration of Jerusalem's 3,000th anniversary.
Duration: 16 min.
Contents note: In three movements
Dedication note: Dedicated to Zina Schiff. Dedicated to Zina Schiff
First performance: by Ladislav Jasek — 9 May 81. Broadcast, WNCN-FM, New York
- In the form/style of: Sonatas
Performances of this work
24 Mar 08: Tongyeong International Music Festival, South Korea. Featuring John Holloway.
15 Jun 01: Bristol, UK. Featuring Liv-Marie Fletcher.
29 Oct 95: Sydney. Featuring Zina Schiff.
17 May 95: University of Judaism, Los Angeles, USA. Featuring Zina Schiff.
18 Nov 93: Wigmore Hall, London. Featuring Lorraine McAslan.
21 Nov 92: Caracas, Venezuela. Featuring Lenuta Ciulei Atanasiu.
21 May 92: Caracas, Venezuela. Featuring Lenuta Ciulei Atanasiu.
26 Sep 91: Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Featuring Lenuta Ciulei Atanasiu.
9 May 81: Broadcast, WNCN-FM, New York. Featuring Ladislav Jasek.
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