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|Work Title||Sonata za 2 violine 'Intimus'|
|Alternative. Title||Intimus - Sonata for 2 Violins|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IDK 1|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1951|
|First Performance.||Margareta Romond & Emily Schlüchtermann, 16th May 2014|
|Dedication||Mirko Lešić (1909-1984)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||14.5 minutes (without repetition of submovement Largo)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|External Links||Wikipedia article (Croatian)|
The Sonata for Two Violins "Intimus" by Drago Kocakov received its premier performance in the church in Nummi, Finland, on July 28th 2018 by violinists Goran Gribajčević and Krista Jäänsola at the 2nd day of the Omenapuun Varjossa festival. The first ever performance of the work - but not in its entirety- was, however, by Margareta Romond & Emily Schlüchtermann held on 16th May 2014 at the 51. LANDESWETTBEWERB 'JUGEND MUSIZIERT' 2014. This wasn't an integral performance, given only two movements "Andante cantabile - Largo" and "Allegro vivace" having been played.
Kocakov composed the sonata in Stubičke Toplice, a thermal medical resort in northern Croatia, where he was treated for neuropathy. Deteriorated health negatively influenced his playing abilities, and reflects in the easiness of the sonata in terms of technique. However, the sonata is an accomplished work, and it's inner pensive dimension results with challenging content expression of which seeks a mature interpreter.
The G6 is the highest note of the Sonata Intimus and appears only once, at the half of the duration of the composition, in the central (sub)movement Largo, wherein the music content both reaches its dramatic peak and the top of the 3 octave G-major scale. This is how the best tempos of every movement are determined. (If the total duration is about 14:30 minutes, than from the beginning to the G6 - circa 7:15min, and from G6 (you can imagine it as central point) to the end circa 7:15min).