Part of the collection “Concert Solo”, Neuvième Solo is a contemporary and modern piece by Raymond Gallois Montbrun, for Violin and Piano. Quite difficult, this piece should prepare upper-intermediate players to play classical concertos.
This really nice piece is composed of a main theme, four variations and a final. The theme is quite lyrical and has an Allegretto tempo. The fourth theme stands out by its extensive use of harmonies. The Piano accompaniment also evolves based on the variations. The piece finishes on a really harmonious final.
Raymond Gallois Montbrun (1918-1994) was a French violinist and composer who won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome and the Grand Prix de Paris. He later became the director of the Paris Conservatoire. He composed many symphonic pieces, an opera, a quartet and many pieces for Solo Piano, Violin and Piano and other instruments.