Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 (1972/2001)

Rautavaara, Einojuhani
Title: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 (1972/2001)
Authors: Rautavaara, Einojuhani (Composer)
Product number: 9790550099500
Product form: Sheet music
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Price: 28,20 € (25,64 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 2010
Publication year: 2010
Language: undefined
Pages: 25
Product family: Strings
Finnish library classification: 78.73 Sello
Key words: sellomusiikki, sonaatit
The composer tells (2001): "Pianist Martti Rautio called me at the beginning of the year 2001, and told to my surprise that he has found among the notes of his cellist father Erkki a sonata by me and also asked the permission to perform it. I had totally forgot that I began to compose that one-movement sonata in 1972. It was never completed because I used the material of the beginning and the end in other works which I was then completing in a hurry.

I looked the work through, and realised that the musical language was still mine, like a text written just yesterday and that now, after three decades, I could work out the variation sequence in the middle of the sonata - it seemed to have been left incomplete.

The work begins with silent biharmonic chords by piano. The cello joins with a cantabile gesture. Music develops more passionate. Then follows a poetic middle section, a dialogue between cello and piano. Again music changes more energetic culminating in a dramatic allegro section. It finally gives way to the cantabile motif of the beginning of the work. The biharmonic chordal motif by piano carries the cello's vanishing tremolo runs."

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