Violin sonata

Violin sonata

A violin sonata is a musical composition for solo violin, which is nearly always accompanied by a piano or other keyboard instrument, or by figured bass in the Baroque period.

Some violin sonatas, notably those by Mozart and early Beethoven, are primarily piano works with the violin playing a lesser role.

List of Violin sonatas

*Charles-Valentin Alkan
**Grand Duo Concertant (sonata) op. 21 in F-sharp minor (ca. 1840)

*Alexander Arutiunian
**Poem-sonata for violin and piano (1985)

*Kurt Atterberg
**sonata (for violin, cello, viola or horn, with piano) op. 27 in B minor (1925) ( [] )

*Lera Auerbach
**Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (Skorski)
**Sonata No. 2 "September 11" for violin and piano (Skorski)

*Grażyna Bacewicz
**five violin sonatas with piano
**two solo sonatas

*Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
**12 for violin with continuo and cello, five for violin and keyboard

*Johann Christian Bach
**nine (opus 10 and opus 20), also several flute sonatas that can be played with violin

*Johann Sebastian Bach
**3 solo sonatas (and 3 partitas)
**6 violin sonatas with keyboard (also 3 with continuo)

*Béla Bartók
**Early sonata for violin and piano
**Sonata no. 1 for violin and piano, 1921
**Sonata no. 2 for violin and piano, 1922
**Sonata for unaccompanied violin, 1943

*Arnold Bax
**Violin Sonata in G minor (1901) (recently recorded on ASV but a rarity) ( [] )
**Sonata No. 1 in E major, first version 1920/1, revised 1945 ( [] , [] )
**Sonata No. 2 in D major, 1915/1921 ( [] )
**Sonata No. 3 in G minor, 1927 ( [] )
** Sonata in F major (alternate version of his Nonet) 1940 ( [] )

*Amy Beach
**Violin sonata in A minor (1896) [cite web
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*Ludwig van Beethoven
**10 sonatas — see List of works by Beethoven — in particular
***Violin Sonata No. 1 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 2 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 3 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 4 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 5 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 6 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 7 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 8 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 9 (Beethoven)
***Violin Sonata No. 10 (Beethoven)

*Heinrich Ignaz Biber
**Mystery Sonatas for violin and figured bass

*Ernest Bloch
**violin sonata no. 1, 1920
**violin sonata no. 2 "Poeme Mystique", 1924

*Theodor Blumer
**Violin Sonata

*Johannes Brahms
**Sonatensatz (sonata scherzo in C minor, for the 'F-A-E' Sonata collaborative sonata undertaken by Dietrich, Schumann and Brahms - 1853)
**(early A minor sonata, lost, reported by Remenyi)
**violin sonata #1 in G major, "Rain Sonata" op. 78, 1878–79
**violin sonata #2 in A major, "Thun" op. 100, 1886
**violin sonata #3 in D minor, op. 108, 1886–8

*Frank Bridge
**violin sonata (1932)

*Ferruccio Busoni
**violin sonata (early) in C major, 1876 ( [] )
**violin sonata op. 29 in E minor, 1890
**violin sonata op. 36a in E minor, 1898

*Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
**violin sonata op. 28 in D minor

*Aaron Copland
**violin sonata (1943) ( [] )

*Arcangelo Corelli
**violin sonatas with continuo (opus 5, others?)

*John Corigliano
**violin sonata (1963, some sources have 1964) ( [] )

*Claude Debussy
**violin sonata in G minor, 1917

*Frederick Delius
**violin sonata published posth., 1892 ( [] )
**violin sonata no. 1, 1914
**violin sonata no. 2, 1923
**violin sonata no. 3, 1930 ( [] , [] )

*Edison Denisov
**sonata for violin solo, 1978
**violin sonata, 1963 ( [] )

*Ernő Dohnányi
**violin sonata op. 21 in C-sharp minor 1913? ( [] )

*Antonín Dvořák
**violin sonata op. 57 in F major, 1880
**violin sonatina op. 100 in G major, 1893 ( [] )

*Edward Elgar
**violin sonata op. 82 in E minor

*George Enescu
**violin sonata fragment "Torso"
**violin sonata #1 op. 2 in D major
**violin sonata #2 op. 6 in F minor
**violin sonata #3 "on Popular Romanian themes" op. 25 in A minor

*Sven Einar Englund
**violin sonata (1979) ( [] )

*Gabriel Fauré
**violin sonata #1 op. 13 in A major
**violin sonata #2 op. 108 in E minor

*Zdeněk Fibich
**violin sonata in D major
**violin sonatina, op. 27 in D minor

*Grzegorz Fitelberg
**at least two violin sonatas (A minor, op. 2, F major, op. 12: by 1905) [cite web|title=Description page at University of Rochester Research for Fitelberg Second Violin Sonata|url=|publisher=Warsaw: Gebethner i Wolff|accessdate=2008-05-17 Date for 2nd sonata comes from front page of PDF.]

*Irving Fine
**violin sonata

*Nicolas Flagello
**violin sonata

*Josef Bohuslav Foerster
**sonata no. 1, op. 10cite web|title=The Complete Works by Foerster for Violin and Piano|url=|accessdate=2008-01-11]
**sonata no. 2, sonata quasi fantasia op. 177*César Franck
**violin sonata in A major

*Peter Racine Fricker
**Violin sonata no. 1 op. 12 (1950)
**Violin sonata no. 2 op. 94 (1987) [cite web
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*Robert Fuchs
**six violin sonatas

*Niels Wilhelm Gade
**three sonatas — op. 6 in A, op. 21 in D minor, op. 59 in B-flat major

*Friedrich Gernsheim
**four violin sonatas

*Benjamin Godard
**Four violin sonatas (#1 op. 1, #2 op. 2, #3 op. 9 in D minor, #4 op. 12 in A-flat major) [cite book|last=Bachmann|first=Alberto|title=An Encyclopedia of the Violin|pages=441|location=New York|publisher=Da Capo Press|year=1975|isbn=0306800047
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*Karl Goldmark
**violin sonata op. 25 in D major/B minor

*Edvard Grieg
**Three sonatas:
***violin sonata #1 op. 8 in F major
***violin sonata #2 op. 13 in G major
***violin sonata #3 op. 45 in C minor

*Hans Gál
**violin sonata op. 17 (also at least one other) ( [] )

*Reynaldo Hahn
**sonata in C major (1926) [cite web|last=Lace|first=Ian|title=Review of recording of Hahn's violin sonata and third piano quartet|publisher=MusicWeb|url=|month=April | year=2004|accessdate=2007-08-09]

*George Friedrich Handel
**several violin sonatas. Some are published as his op. 1 but possibly of varying authenticity.

*Karl Amadeus Hartmann
**sonatas for violin solo

*Hans Werner Henze
**sonata for violin solo (1977)

*Paul Hindemith
**sonatas for violin solo, and four with piano

*Vagn Holmboe
**violin sonata #1, M. 82, 1935
**violin sonata #2, M. 112, 1939
**violin sonata #3, M. 227, 1965

*Arthur Honegger
**sonatas #s '0' – '2'

*Herbert Howells
**three violin sonatas

*Bertold Hummel
**violin sonata op. 6 (1952) []
**violin sonatina op. 35a (1969) []
**violin sonatina op. 107a (2001) []

*Vincent d'Indy
**violin sonata op. 59 in C major

*John Ireland
**Violin Sonata No. 1 (D minor) (1909)
**Violin Sonata No. 2 (A minor) (1917)

*Charles Ives
**four violin sonatas

*Leoš Janáček
**violin sonata

*André Jolivet
**violin sonata (1932)

*Aram Khachaturian
**sonata for violin and piano

*Erich Wolfgang Korngold
**violin sonata op. 6 in G major (1912) ( [] )

*Ernst Krenek
**violin sonata in F-sharp major, op. 3 (1919)
**6 sonatinas for violin and piano (without opus number 61. 1921)
**violin sonata no. 2, op. 99 (1945)
**two sonatas for solo violin (op. 33, 1925 and op. 115, 1948) [cite web|title=Ernst-Krenek-Institute List of Works|url=|accessdate=2007-08-09]

*Jean-Marie Leclair
**violin sonatas (at least opus 1, 2, 5, 9 are sets of sonatas, some alternately for flute) [cite web
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*Benjamin Lees
**three violin sonatas

*Paul Le Flem
**Violin sonata in G minor (1905) [cite web|url=|title=Review of Recording of Le Flem Sonata|month=July | year=2004|publisher=MusicWeb|accessdate=2007-11-30|last=Barnett|first=Rob] [cite web|title=WorldCat Entry for Le Flem Sonata|url=|accessdate=2007-11-30]

*Pietro Locatelli
**sonatas for violin with continuo from opus 6 and opus 8

*Albéric Magnard
**violin sonata op. 13 in G major

*Bohuslav Martinů
**violin sonatas 1, 2, 3

*Giuseppe Martucci
**violin sonata op. 22 in G minor

*William Mathias
**at least two violin sonatas

*John Blackwood McEwen
**at least six violin sonatas (#6 published 1930 by Oxford University Press)

*Nikolai Medtner
**violin sonata #1 op. 21 in B minor
**violin sonata #2 op. 44 in G major
**violin sonata #3 "Epic" op. 57 in E minor

*Felix Mendelssohn
**violin sonata in F major
**violin sonata op. 4 in F minor
**violin sonata in F major, 1838

*Peter Mennin
**sonata concertante

*Darius Milhaud
**at least two violin sonatas with piano, and one with harpsichord

*Ernest John Moeran
**Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor

*Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
**some thirty-six violin sonatas (information from Alfred Einstein, "Mozart: His Character, His Work", Oxford University Press, New York. Collected from list of works, pp 473–483.)
**The following have pages:
***Violin Sonata No. 1 (Mozart) (1762 – 1764)
***Violin Sonata No. 35 (Mozart)

*Nikolai Myaskovsky
**violin sonata op. 70 in F major (1946-7) ( [] )

*Oskar Nedbal
**violin sonata op. 9 in B minor

*Carl Nielsen
**early sonatas
**violin sonata op. 9 in A major
**violin sonata op. 35 in G minor/C major

*Vítězslav Novák
**violin sonata in D minor (his 27th work, unpublished cite web|language=Czech|title=Novák worklist|url=|accessdate=2007-01-13)

*Leo Ornstein
**Violin Sonata, Op. 31 (1915)

*Ignacy Jan Paderewski
**violin sonata op. 13 in A minor

*Niccolò Paganini
**Numerous sonatas for violin with piano or guitar

*Robert Paterson
**Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano []

*Krzysztof Penderecki
**violin sonata no. 1 (1953)
**violin sonata no. 2 (2000) ( [] )

*Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
**Violin sonata in A minor (so far recorded only in cello transcription [] )

*Gabriel Pierné
**sonata for violin (or flute) op. 36

*Walter Piston
**violin sonata (1939) ( [] )
**sonatina for violin and harpsichord (1945) ( [] )

*Quincy Porter
**two violin sonatas (and a #0 posthumously published)

*Francis Poulenc
**violin sonata

*Sergei Prokofiev
**sonata for two violins op. 56 in C major
**violin sonata #1 op. 80 in F minor
**violin sonata #2 op. 94 in D major (transcribed from flute sonata)
**sonata op. 115 for solo violin in D major (also can be played by massed unison ensemble.)

*Joachim Raff
**five violin sonatas (op. 73 in E minor, op. 78 in A major, op. 128 in D major, op. 129 in one movement in G minor "Chromatische" and op. 145 in C minor)

*Maurice Ravel
**early violin sonata
**violin sonata in G major

*Alan Rawsthorne
**violin sonata (1958) [cite web
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*Max Reger
**9 violin sonatas with piano, several unaccompanied (four in op 42, seven in op 91)
***violin sonata #1 op. 1 in D minor
***violin sonata #2 op. 3 in D major
***violin sonata #3 op. 41 in A major
***violin sonata #4 op. 72 in C major (gave rise to a scandal at its premiere with a work by Ludwig Thuille)
***violin sonata #5 op. 84 in F-sharp minor
***violin sonata #6 op. 103b/1 in D minor
***violin sonata #7 op. 103b/2 in A major
***violin sonata #8 op. 122 in E minor
***violin sonata #9 op. 139 in C minor
***(violin version of the clarinet sonata op. 107 in B-flat major sometimes included, and the sonatas op. 103b are sometimes not.)

*Carl Reinecke
**one violin sonata, op. 116 in E minor

*Ottorino Respighi
**violin sonata in b minor

*Josef Rheinberger
**violin sonata op. 77 in E-flat major (1874)
**violin sonata op. 105 in E minor (1877)

*George Rochberg
**violin sonata

*Joseph Guy Ropartz
**several violin sonatas : #1 in D minor (1907), #2 in E major (1917), #3 in A major (1927) [fr icon cite web|title=Catalogue des oeuvres de Joseph Guy Ropartz|url=|accessdate=2007-11-30|year=2005]

*Nikolai Roslavets
**Violin Sonatas 1-6

*Albert Roussel
**violin sonata #1 op. 11 in D minor
**violin sonata #2 op. 28 in A major

*Edmund Rubbra
**violin sonata #1 op. 11 (1925)
**violin sonata #2 op. 31 (1931)
**violin sonata #3 op. 133 (premiered 1968)

*Anton Rubinstein
**violin sonata op. 13 in G major
**violin sonata op. 19 in A minor
**violin sonata op. 98 in B minor

*Camille Saint-Saëns
**violin sonata op. 75 in D minor (1885)
**violin sonata op. 102 in E flat major (1896)

*Philipp Scharwenka
**violin sonata op. 110 in B minor (by 1900) [cite web|title=Description Page for PDF of Philipp Scharwenka's Violin Sonata at University of Rochester Research|publisher=Breitkopf & Härtel|url=|accessdate=2008-05-17]

*Xaver Scharwenka
**violin sonata op. 2 in D minor

*Alfred Schnittke
**violin sonatas #s 1,2,3

*Othmar Schoeck
**violin sonata op. 16
**violin sonata op. 46
**violin sonata WoO 22 (information from a recent Claves CD release informational listing [] )

*Franz Schubert
**violin sonatinas in D major, A minor, G minor
**violin sonata in A major

*Robert Schumann
**violin sonata #1 op. 105 in A minor (1851)
**violin sonata #2 op. 121 in D minor (1851)
**collaboration with Brahms and Albert Dietrich in F-A-E sonata for Joseph Joachim (1853)
**violin sonata #3 in A minor — third and fourth movements from the F-A-E sonata (1853)

*Roger Sessions
**sonata for solo violin

*Dmitri Shostakovich
**violin sonata, op. 134 (1975)

*Robert Simpson
**sonata for violin and piano in two movements (1984)

*Ethel Smyth
**Violin sonata in A minor op. 7 (published 1887) (Not mentioned in the list of works linked to in the article but recorded on Troubadisc [cite web
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*Louis Spohr
**sonatas for violin and harp

*Charles Villiers Stanford
**violin sonata no. 1 in D, 1877? (op. 11) (notes for another recording give 1880)
**violin sonata no. 2 in A, op. 70, 1898 [cite web|publisher=Hyperion Records|title=Description of Recording of the first two Stanford Sonatas|url=|accessdate=2007-08-09]
**violin sonata no. 3, op. 165, 1919

*Wilhelm Stenhammar
**violin sonata op. 19 in A minor (1899/1900)

*Richard Strauss
**Violin sonata op. 18 in E-flat major (1887) ( [ Review of a compact disc containing the Strauss and Korngold] )

*Karol Szymanowski
**Violin sonata op. 9 in D minor (1904)

*Germaine Tailleferre
**two violin sonatas (first from 1921; the second, from 1951 a transcription of her violin concerto [cite web
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*Sergei Taneyev
**Violin sonata in A minor

*Giuseppe Tartini
**Devil's Trill sonata and many others

*Georg Philipp Telemann
**Canonic Sonatas for Two Violins

*Eduard Tubin
**Violin sonata no. 1 (1936)
**Violin sonata no. 2 "in Phrygian key" (1949)
**Solo violin sonata (1962) ( [] )

*Ralph Vaughan Williams
**violin sonata in A minor

*Louis Vierne
**violin sonata in G minor op. 23 (1905-6? Premiered 1908.)( [ Catalog of Vierne's music] )

*Giovanni Battista Viotti
**Six published sonatas opus 4 for violin and bass (about 1788), six without opus number. (Recorded on Dynamic S2002-4)

*Georg Joseph Vogler
**Six Sonatas Opus 3 [cite book|title=Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians|year=1910|page=370|url=
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*William Walton
**violin sonata (1949/rev 1950)

*Carl Maria von Weber
**6 violin sonatas, op. 10 (also played as flute sonatas.)

*Mieczysław Weinberg
**a violin sonatina, five sonatas with piano, and three solo sonatas

*Charles-Marie Widor
**two violin sonatas - #1 opus 50 ("sonata for piano and violin", 1881), #2 opus 79 (1907 rev. 1937) ( [] )

*Stefan Wolpe
**violin sonata (1949)

*Eugène Ysaÿe
**six sonatas for solo violin

See also

* Bassoon sonata
* Cello sonata
* Clarinet sonata
* Flute sonata
* Piano sonata
* Viola sonata
* String Instrument Repertoire


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