Viola Sonata (Bax, Arnold)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

 Piano Score and Viola Part (CA)
#19169 - 2.63MB, 34 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16- V/19/24

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Daphnis (2008/7/20)


First edition

Publisher Info.:

London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co., 1923. Plate M.M. & Co. 355.


Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]


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Free Recordings

  • Performance by Chieh-Fan Yiu (viola) and Bo-Kyung Park (piano) in April 2009
I. Molto moderato - Allegro
II. Allegro energico, ma non troppo presto
III. Molto lento

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General Information

Work Title Sonata for Viola and Piano
Alternative Title
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue Number GP 251
Movements/Sections 3 movements
  1. Molto moderato - Allegro
  2. Allegro energico, ma non troppo presto
  3. Molto lento
Year/Date of Composition 1922 January
First Performance 1922-11-17
Lionel Tertis
Arnold Bax
Aeolian Hall, London
First Publication 1923 – London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co.
Dedication Lionel Tertis
Average Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Viola, piano
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