Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata

Books | Viola and Piano

Publisher: Chester Music
Artist: Rebecca Clarke
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Chester Music edition.
ISBN: 9780711939448
No of pages: 40
Language: English
Catalogue No: CT00805
 
     
       
         

          Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata reviews verified by reevooReevoo

          Quality of content
          10.0
          Value for money
          10.0
          Overall rating
          10.0
          Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
          10 out of 10

          Hannah

          Uxbridge GB Professional bassoonist aspiring violaist
          +
          Outstanding composition that shows off the full extent of the viola's versatility.
          I'm not good enough at the viola to do it justice.
          Confirmed purchase: 19 March 2018
          Published on: 02 April 2018

          Thank you for taking the time to leave us an excellent review. We're delighted to hear you’re happy with the service and product received.

          Musicroom Reviews

          Rating
          Review
          5
          The Viola Sonata by Rebecca Clarke is simply a wow piece. Written in 1919 for a viola-sonata competition at the Berkshire Festival and judged anonymously, this work tied with a sonata by Ernest Bloch. However, in the end, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge chose the Bloch. The three movements, marked impetuoso, poco agitato; vivace; and adagio, allegro, are as difficult for the pianist as for the violist. At times the listener may think briefly of Ravel or Brouwer or even an old song, "Moon over Manikoura" or an English folk song. But overall, the work is unique and fascinating. I particularly liked the theme of the last movement, and its treatment by both piano and viola. Clarke's ability as a composer created a sonata both challenging and interesting.
          Elisabeth Papas Smith - (Waterloo, Ontario)

          Recently Viewed

          Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata
          Viola and Piano
          £14.95