Sonata for Solo Violin
A violinist herself, Lauren Bernofsky has described SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN as drawn from autobiographical inspiration, including gestures from Bach’s beloved Partita in E Major. Bernofsky opens with a Preludio movement whose references to Bach may be disguised, but they are surely lurking. The second movement is lusciously contrapuntal with the idiomatic finesse of a violinist composing for her own instrument, while musically journaling the emotional pain of living through 2020. The third and final movement is aptly marked “white-hot,” and the music certainly is. A recording of the sonata may be heard at https://open.spotify.com/track/5N6PSy56TUrlasYkK9C3tQ
Dedication: Dedicated to the memory of Maud Powell
Commission Notice: Commissioned by Megan Healy
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Delivery Method: Print
Accompanied: Unaccompanied Solo
Page count: 8
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