Violin Sonata No.2, Op.37 (Tellefsen, Thomas Dyke Acland)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: S. Richault, n.d.[1872]. Plate 15604 R.
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General Information

Work Title Sonate [No.2] for Piano and Violin
Alternative. Title Sonate pour piano et violon ou violoncelle

Duo pour piano et violon

Composer Tellefsen, Thomas Dyke Acland
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.37
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITT 45
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:

I. Largo — Allegro — [Coda] Presto
II. Interlude (complainte). Andante (E major)
III. Thème varié. Andante (E major).

Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1867 ca.
First Publication. 1872 – Paris: Richault
Copyright Information Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 
(2d Series, Vol.16, No.40, 5 October 1872, p.464, reg. no.2720).
Dedication Au Prince Oscar de Suède et de Norvège
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17-20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Violin (or Cello), Piano

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Unlike the first Violin sonata, this wasn't recorded by Steen-Nøkleberg.

    • ah, you mean on the Simax CD in 2001. Right.

Recorded on Naxos CD (8.572460) with the first Sonata. However, the score of Richault differs in many parts from the recorded version. The recording omisses some bars and even pages of the score (e.g. piano variation in the exposition of the first movement, though it appears in the recapitulation; some parts of the 3rd and 5th variations in the Finale etc.), but sometimes it is more elaborated: introduction (Largo) is much longer in the recorded version.

    • Could be a whole different - perhaps composer-authorized- edition. Maybe the Norwegian national library has a manuscript... Bears looking into...

Naxos CD doesn't have a "World première recording" note, so there should have been made at least one more commercial recording.

Oscar II's predecessor was Charles IV (reigned 1859-1872), so this is clearly dedicated to Oscar II, whose reign began in 1872 (yes, Charles IV was king when the work was composed, but works are generally dedicated when they are published.)