Recorded on 11/30/2004, uploaded on 01/19/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Allegro vivo; Intermède; Finale
Debussy was a pupil of Cesar
Franck, among others. He is associated
with the "impressionistic" style, a term borrowed from the world of
painting. The implied comparison between
disciplines arises from the breaking away from traditional forms and expanding
the range of instrumental color and harmonies.
This sonata was composed in 1917 as a part of a group of chamber works Debussy
dedicated to his wife; it is the composer's last work. Parts of the sonata are colored by gypsy
music, an influence originating from a meeting with a gypsy violinist in Budapest in 1910.
Debussy uses single idioms of the violin technique, for example, the
dragging of a tone upwards or downwards; this gives the piece its rhapsodic
character, which is in contrast with the formality of the traditional sonata
form. Janet Sung
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
A French piece played very vigorously!!! I like it this way too - brilliant. Thanks.
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