Viola Sonata No.1 (Bantock, Granville)

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Scores and Parts

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Ottaviano (2010/4/21)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: J. & W. Chester, 1920. Plate J.W.C. 804.
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General Information

Work Title Sonata for Viola and Piano
Alternative. Title Sonata in F major : for viola and pianoforte
Composer Bantock, Granville
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3
I. Allegro con anima
II. Maestoso sostenuto rubato
III. Vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919 Abbots Morton July-Aug. 1919 (at end of p. 56)
First Publication. 1920 – London: J. & W. Chester
Dedication "To Colleen"
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Viola, piano

Misc. Comments

This is really Viola Sonata No.1 - there is a later viola sonata no.2 in B minor as well. The 2nd is apparently commercially unrecorded, the first was recorded (along with Holbrooke's 2nd violin sonata) on a DM compact disc that was released in early 2012.- Schissel (However, the tempo indications for the 2nd movement on that recording (taken from anyway) - Maestoso sostenuto, rubato - Più moto - Sostenuto cantabile - Tempo primo - Poco lento - etc. - have nothing to do with those on the score here- suggesting - maybe - a revised edition is being played from??)