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SONATA for Violin & Piano

SONATA for Violin & Piano

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Printed Edition
Composer:Simpson, John
Instrumentation:vn. pft.
Publisher Ref:B&D15201

Price: £22.95
Series Title:Simply Strings
Publisher:Broadbent & Dunn
ISBN:none specified
This Sonata for Violin and Piano reflects the essence of John Simpson's music. It belongs to one of the most fulfilled periods of the composers life when he was experiencing both the excitement of travelling the world as a music examiner as well as the intense happiness of being a grandparent. As such this is possibly the composers most radiant work, with a slow movement that he would most like to be remembered by. The opening movement of this work, the most extended of the four, contrasts a wistful almost elegiac section with one that is fast and dance-like. There is an extended slow passage at the end that seems to be searching for resolutions not provided until later. The second movement, a scherzo, is passionate rather than playful: it is the most joyous of the four, indicative perhaps of the elation that it is possible to feel when finding the means of being able to express ideas in a way that the composer hardly thought possible. The slow third movement, a lyrical cantilena with

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