Heitor Villa-Lobos's three violin sonatas date from a key period in his career: the moment at which he matured as a composer, established his personal idiom and achieved his first professional triumphs. Each sonata shares some influence from French late Romanticism or Impressionism, as well as revealing Villa-Lobos's skill as a string player. The First Violin Sonata's subtitle of Désespérance ('Despair') suits it's melancholy lyricism, while the 'infinite abundance of musical ideas' in the Second Violin Sonata is characterized by a wide range of emotions. The sophisticated Third Violin Sonata is steeped in the influence of Debussy, but also anticipates Villa-Lobos's new directions in the 1920s.
Heitor Villa-Lobos's three violin sonatas date from a key period in his career: the moment at which he matured as a composer, established his personal idiom and achieved his first professional triumphs. Each sonata shares some influence from French late Romanticism or Impressionism, as well as revealing Villa-Lobos's skill as a string player. The First Violin Sonata's subtitle of Désespérance ('Despair') suits it's melancholy lyricism, while the 'infinite abundance of musical ideas' in the Second Violin Sonata is characterized by a wide range of emotions. The sophisticated Third Violin Sonata is steeped in the influence of Debussy, but also anticipates Villa-Lobos's new directions in the 1920s.
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Label: NAXOS
Rel. Date: 07/09/2021
UPC: 747313431076

Complete Violin Sonatas
Artist: Villa-Lobos / Baldini / Rossi
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Violin Sonata (Fantasia) No. 1, "Désespérance" (Despair)
2. * Violin Sonata (Fantasia) No. 2
3. I. Allegro non troppo
4. II. Largo - Moderato
5. III. Rondo: Allegro final
6. * Violin Sonata No. 3
7. I. Adagio non troppo
8. II. Allegro vivace scherzando
9. III. Molto animato e final

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Heitor Villa-Lobos's three violin sonatas date from a key period in his career: the moment at which he matured as a composer, established his personal idiom and achieved his first professional triumphs. Each sonata shares some influence from French late Romanticism or Impressionism, as well as revealing Villa-Lobos's skill as a string player. The First Violin Sonata's subtitle of Désespérance ('Despair') suits it's melancholy lyricism, while the 'infinite abundance of musical ideas' in the Second Violin Sonata is characterized by a wide range of emotions. The sophisticated Third Violin Sonata is steeped in the influence of Debussy, but also anticipates Villa-Lobos's new directions in the 1920s.