Viola Sonata No.1 (Bantock, Granville)
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|Work Title||Sonata for Viola and Piano|
|Alternative Title||Sonata in F major : for viola and pianoforte|
I. Allegro con anima
II. Maestoso sostenuto rubato
|Year/Date of Composition||1919 Abbots Morton July-Aug. 1919 (at end of p. 56)|
|First Publication||1920 – London: J. & W. Chester|
|Average Duration||40 minutes|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
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 Allmusic.com 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??)