Violin Sonata, Op.11 No.2 (Hindemith, Paul)
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First edition (reprint)
Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1919, 1920. Plate 30596. 1948 renewal.
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|Work Title||Violin Sonata|
|Alternative Title||Sonate in D für Klavier un Geige|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||Op.11 No.2|
|Year/Date of Composition||1918 September-November|
|First Performance||1920-04-10 in Frankfurt am Main
|First Publication||1920 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne|
|Dedication||Für Abdul (Alfred) Linder und seine Frau Olly Linder|
|Average Duration||19 minutes|
- Key "in D", but mode is deliberately not specified (for reasons that become clear within seconds of the beginning of the piece.)
- Originally titled "Sonatine" on title page of autograph score; Hindemith consistently referred to the piece as "für Klavier und Violine." Numbered Op.11 No.3 before publication. Autograph manuscript discovered after publication in SW V/6; see SW V/7, pp. 166-68 for a description. Occasionally referred to as his violin sonata "No.2" in some older sources, but never by Hindemith himself.
- -Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide