Canal March

Respighi's Sonata for violin and piano

Francisco García Fullana, violin, and José Menor, piano

Violin Sonata in B minor P 110 by Ottorino Respighi

Best known for his orchestral music, Ottorino Respighi also composed outstanding chamber works including this Violin Sonata in B minor (1917). The expressive tension of the Sonata is maintained throughout its three movements, climaxing with the frenetic final “Passacaglia”. The opening section of the movement is grandiose in nature, and this is followed by a more lyrical fragment. The movement concludes with a passage in which the initial grandeur reappears, combined with virtuosic writing in the piano part.

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