Violin Sonata in C minor (Büttner, Paul)

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Editor First edition ?
Engraver Leipzig: F.M. Geidel.
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, n.d.[1919]. Plate F.E.C.L. 7812.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata in C minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Büttner, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPB 3
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Allegro ( = ungefähr 126)
  2. Adagio ( = ungefähr 52) (A major) - Allegro (um das Doppelte schneller) - Vivace - Zurückhalten
  3. Allegro giocoso ( = ungefähr 116)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917
First Performance. 1918 or earlier?
First Publication. 1919 (or earlier)
Dedication Gustav Havemann zugeeignet
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation violin, piano

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Performance in Dresden in 1918 (not the premiere, it seems?) reported Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Jg 85, 20 June 1918 issue, p.151. Though as Büttner wrote 3 violin sonatas according to Wikipedia, and NZM does not specify which was performed, the 1918 work may be an earlier sonata than this one. The other two are the Fantasy-sonata in G major and the sonata in F major, both apparently first published in the 1950s, but composed (?) . (Unless someone has reliable information on the dates of composition, emphasis on the specific verb- not just of publication... and perhaps of the premiere dates- of the three sonatas.)

There is a reel-to-reel performance of this sonata at the Büttner-archive (and another of the F major sonata).

Voigt's catalogue of Büttner's works gives 1917 for this work, 1941 for the C minor sonata, and undated for the fantasy-sonata in G major.