1st Sonata was written by Darius Milhaud and is based on anonymous tunes of the XVIII century and was dedicated to Germain Prevost. Initially composed for Viola and Orchestra, this score features the Viola and Piano scores.
It is composed of four distinct parts:
Fairly difficult, this Sonata can be used for recitals and contests by upper-intermediate players.
Born in 1892, Darius Milhaud became a professor at the Paris Conservatoire after the WWII, and composed a wide musical repertoire. One of the characteristic of the music he composed was its polytonality and its numerous influences (mainly French Provence, Jazz, South American and Jewish).