Violin Sonata, H.165 (Sowerby, Leo)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1929. Plate U.E. 9655.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata
Alternative. Title
Composer Sowerby, Leo
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.165
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILS 67
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Very Slowly (Molto adagio) - Blithely and Merrily
II. Slowly and Moodily (Lento e mesto)
III. With Furious Energy. Very Fast (Con fuoco. Presto assai)
First Publication. 1929 – Vienna: Universal Edition
Dedication To my friend Felix Lamond
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation violin, piano

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Sowerby composed four large works for violin and piano:

Suite for Violin and Piano (1916)
Violin Sonata [No. 1], A major (early/unpublished)
Violin Sonata [No. 2], B-flat major, H.165 (1922; pub. 1929)
Fantasy-Sonata for Violin and Piano, H.281 (1944)
Violin Sonata [No. 3], D major, H.367 (1959)