3 Violin Sonatas, Op.38 (Ries, Ferdinand)



Sheet Music


Sonata in A minor (No.2)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Hamburg: Jean Auguste Böhme, n.d.(by 1817).
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General Information

Work Title 3 Violin Sonatas
Alternative. Title Trois sonates pour le piano & violon
Composer Ries, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.38
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFR 131
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 sonatas
  • Sonata in E minor
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto quasi andante
III. Allegretto non troppo
  • Sonata in A minor
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante con variazioni
III. Presto
  • Sonata in G minor
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1811, Copenhagen
First Publication. 1817 (no later than) – Hamburg: Jean Auguste Böhme
Dedication à son ami N. Simrock (Nicolas Simrock)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20-25 minutes for #s 1&2, 18 minutes for #3.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation violin, piano
Manuscript Sources D-DT Mus - n 6561 (abschrift, sonata no.2)

Navigation etc.

Publication date taken from Cecil Hill, Ferdinand Ries: A Thematic Catalogue.

Metier CD MSVCD2006 (2008) contains a recording of Ferdinand Ries' "Violin Sonata, Op.38" in C minor which is interesting.

Nos.1&2 are on Naxos 8.573717 (2017). No.3 is on Naxos 8.573862 (2018).

Duo Sonatas by Ferdinand Ries
  • Op.85, No.3 - Le garçon volage for Piano and Flute (ad lib.) in B major
  • Op.86 - 3 Violin Sonatas (Sonatas Nos.43, 44, 45)
  • Op.87 - Flute Sonata in G major (Sonata No.46)
  • Op.89 - Notturno for Piano and Flute (ad lib.) in C major
  • Op.111 - Variationen über den spanischen Tanz „Le Fandango“ for Violin and Piano in A minor (Variation No.38)
  • Op.113, No.1 - Introduction et rondeau sur une danse russe for Cello and Piano in E major
  • Op.113, No.2 - Introduction et rondo for Horn (or Cello) and Piano in E major
  • Op.119 - Introduction and Polonaise for Flute and Piano in F major
  • Op.125 - Cello Sonata in G minor (Sonata No.48)
  • Op.133, No.1 - Fantasie über beliebte Themen aus der Oper „Armida“ von Rossini for Piano and Flute (ad lib.) (Fantasie No.10)
  • Op.133, No.2 - Fantasie über beliebte Themen aus der *Oper „Moïse en Egypte“ von Rossini for Piano and Flute (ad lib.) (Fantasie No.11)
  • Op.152, No.1 - Variationen über eine portugiesische Hymne for Flute and Piano in A major
  • Op.152, No.2 - Himmels beliebtes Lied „Alexis“ mit Variationen for Flute and Piano in B major
  • Op.169 - Sonate sentimentale for Flute (or Clarinet) and Piano in E major (Sonata No.51)
  • WoO 2 - Cello Sonata in C minor
  • WoO 3 - Thema und Variationen for Viola and Piano in A minor
  • WoO 5 - Violin Sonata in A major
  • WoO 7 - Violin Sonata in E major