Violin Sonata No.1, Sz.75 (Bartók, Béla)

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Performer Pages Jonathan Biss (piano)
Performers Miriam Fried (violin)
Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1923. Plate U.E. 7247.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.75 / BB 84
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 63
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Allegro appassionato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Performance. 1922-03-24 in London
First Publication. 1923
Dedication Jelly d' Arányi
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation violin, piano
External Links All Music Guide
Wikipedia article (French)

Misc. Comments

Not Bartók's first completed violin sonata (there is one in E minor, BB 28/DD 72, from his earlier years), but the first of his mature years and which he allowed to be published.