Neither themes, keys, nor tempos remain established for long, particularly in the middle of the movement when a certain dreaminess invades the predominantly vigorous pulse. 1995 Preview SONG TIME ... Violin Sonata In G Minor: III. CD 148 ; L.140 I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. Visita nuestra página web en español. This sonata will be interesting from a documentary point of view and as an example of what may be produced by a sick man in time of war.”. There is an impish mood here, with sudden sentimental moments of ironic passion. Chamber Music Work: Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Sonata (for violin and piano) in g minor, L.140 (for violin and piano) No. All Rights Reserved. Exhausted and watching the prewar world he had known slip away, Debussy … All of them are enigmatic in style and content, but are intended to be a recreation, at least in part, of 18th-century models. The Finale (in the major) gives the piano a bravura opening to which the violin responds with the first movement’s theme, although apart from some wild figuration at the end this is its only appearance in the movement. Towards the end of his life – and in the full knowledge that the end was not far – Debussy planned a group of six sonatas for different instruments. Europe was plunged into the bleakness and devastation of the First World War, bringing food and coal shortages and economic hardship to Paris. Sonata (for violin and piano) in g minor, L.140 - Claude Debussy. This site uses cookies to offer you the best possible experience. No. Showing 1 - 10 of 170 results Browse: Debussy - Violin Sonata in G minor This page lists all recordings of Violin Sonata in G minor by Claude Achille Debussy (1862-1918). Debussy's Sonata for violin and piano, third in a projected series of six chamber sonatas, … English Claude Debussy (1862–1918) was already suffering with the cancer which prematurely ended his life, when he began to compose his Violin Sonata in G minor, L140. Towards the end of his life – and in the full knowledge that the end was not far – Debussy planned a group of six sonatas for different instruments. Play Your Part, support the LA Phil. Your belief in the power of music to heal and transform makes our work possible. For details on how we use cookies, see our. Europe was plunged into the bleakness and devastation of the First World War, bringing food and coal shortages and economic hardship to Paris. The main impulse comes from a constant surge of notes, interrupted by a kind of drunken waltz in the middle. ICD 89 Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 3 movements: I. Allegro vivo II. Phrases are short, often abrupt; shifts of tempo and mood are capricious, sometimes powerfully erupting, sometimes earthbound and impotent, always intense; the magnetism of his deeply musical personality invites our closest attention. Give Now. “I only wrote this sonata to be rid of the thing,” he wrote, “spurred on by my dear publisher. Finale (Tres Anime) Claude Debussy. Claude Debussy (1862–1918) knew he didn’t have much time left. The Sonata is in G major and minor, the first movement firmly in minor. With his illness daily more painful, he found progress extremely difficult; the Violin Sonata took him much longer than the other two, extending from early 1916 to April 1917. It was written in 1917 at a time when the composer suffered from terminal cancer. The Intermède is all caprice and impulse, starting, it seems, right in the middle. Print Program Notes. Title Sonate (Troisième) pour violon et piano Composer Debussy, Claude: Opus/Catalogue Number Op./Cat. The final build-up surely reflects Debussy’s determination not to let his energies sag, whatever his bodily weakness. About this Piece. It was his last completed work and the first performance (May 5, 1917) was his last concert in Paris. The Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor was Claude Debussy\'s last completed composition. He began to sketch the work in 1916 and completed it the following year. Violin Sonata in G minor. ¿Hablas español? The Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor was Claude Debussy’s last completed composition. G minor gradually gives way to a tranquil, wispy G major. The connection is not obvious and the procedures of the sonatas are so wayward that the listener can only trust in Debussy’s instinct and catch what glimpses he or she can of the composer’s message.