Piano Sonata No.1 (Bax, Arnold)

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Sheet Music


 Complete Score
#12708 - 1.15MB, 32 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/24 - 2219x

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Mcroskell (2007/8/26)

Bax (1922) Sonata 1 in f-sharp.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co., 1922. Plate M.M. & Co. 7
Reissue - London: Chappell & Co., 1943. Plate 39287


Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This file is from the MIT archive project.


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General Information

Work Title Piano Sonata No.1
Alternative Title
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue Number GP 127 ; GP 240
Key F-sharp minor
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1910–1921
First Publication 1922
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano
External Links Baxworks site (early version, 1910)
Baxworks site (2nd revision/3rd version, 1921)

Misc. Comments

From Parlett's site: "It apparently underwent several transformations of form and title before the definitive revision of 1917-1921, namely as:

  (1) Romantic Tone-Poem, performed April 1911; possibly also
  (2) Sonata in D Minor, first movement, June 1911;
  (3) Symphonic Fantasy, October 1919;
  (4) Sonata, June 1920; and
  (5) Sonata No. 1 in F# minor, April 1921."
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