Piano Sonata No.1, Op.2 (Rathaus, Karol)

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Sheet Music

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Mattheson78 (2009/6/29)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1921. Plate U.E. 6933.
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Last page has advertisement for more recent issues, so perhaps a reprint.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Sonata No.1
Alternative. Title I. Sonate en Do mineur pour piano seul
Composer Rathaus, Karol
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.2
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Grave e maestoso (Eighth-note.png = 116)
  2. Lento con espressione (Eighth-note.png = ca.92)
  3. Scherzo. Presto (♩‧ = 160) - Trio. Piu lento, rubato (= 84) - Tempo I
  4. Finale. Grave (Eighth-note.png = ca.88) - Allegro energico (= ca.108)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1920
First Publication. 1921
Dedication A Mademoiselle Ilona Kende
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano

Misc. Comments

Recorded by Kolja Lessing on Edition Abseits (EDA) EDA19 with sonatas by Grete von Zieritz (1899-2001) and Jerzy Fitelberg ("Franz Schreker's Masterclasses", issued 2002.)

Composition date from notes to Lessing's recording. She quotes a letter of 21 September 1920 suggesting that performances were in hand, so probably premiered around then or earlier (note: will check - e.g. - Neue Zeitschrift to see if mention is made in mid-to-late 1920 of Rathaus' piano sonata being played by Stefan Askenase - the pianist mentioned in the letter- or anyone else.)