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Sonatina I

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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss


Subtitle: Aus der Werkstatt eines Invaliden


General Info

Year: 1943
Duration: c. 31:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $79.00


Movements

1. Allegro Moderato - 10:39
2. Romanza und Menuetto - 8:07
3. Finale: Molto allegro - 12:12


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Basset Horn
Horn in F I-II-III-IV


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This chamber work for winds was composed more than sixty years after Serenade, opus 7. During the summer of 1943 when he was recuperating from illness, Strauss began the work and gave it the humorous subtitle "Out of an invalid's workshop." He wrote for 16 instruments -- the 13 used in the Serenade Opus 7 plus a third clarinet, a basset horn, and a bass clarinet. The first movement, allegro moderato, begins on a solemn Wagnarian note, but the mood is soon superseded by passages of elfin grace and Straussian wit. A contrasting middle section provides opportunities for instruments to alternately intone expressive solo passages. A long drawn-out restatement ends in a melancholic coda. The second movement, Romanza, is similar to the first movement in structure but with a graceful dance-like section presented in the middle section. The last movement, Molto allegro, displays a scherzo-like character.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 570.
  • Strauss, R. Sonatina No. 1 in F = Aus der Werkstatt eines Invaliden [score]. Boosey & Hawkes Musikverlag: Berlin.