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.
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
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IKR 3
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Grave e maestoso ( = 116)
  2. Lento con espressione ( = ca.92)
  3. Scherzo. Presto ( = 160) - Trio. Piu lento, rubato ( = 84) - Tempo I
  4. Finale. Grave ( = 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

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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.)