Sonata for Violin Duo (Petering, Mark)

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General Information

Work Title Sonata for Violin Duo
Alternative. Title Morning Songs
Composer Petering, Mark
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMP 24
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2018
Dedication Bowing Rogue featuring Ilana Setapen and Margot Schwartz
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 violins
Extra Information Bowing Rogue features two outstanding violinists from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Ilana Setapen is Associate Concertmaster and Margot Schwartz is a member of the first violin section.

Misc. Comments

Sonata for Violin Duo ("Morning Songs") is inspired by a collection of recent experiences and associated images. These include visiting Palo Duro Canyon twice near Amarillo, TX while on a trip to see an old college roommate; my frequent visits to Chiwaukee Prairie outside my hometown of Kenosha, WI; and anytime I am looking at Lake Michigan or visiting the Chicago Botanic Gardens. (Even more specifically, a Ravinia recital by pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard of Olivier Messiaen's two-and-one-half-hour “Catalogue d'oiseaux” was also source for inspiration.) Out of these recent experiences come the ideas and moods that are put forward in the sonata. The composer is grateful for the artistry of Ilana and Margot and for inviting him to compose this work.