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SONATA in Eb major Op.167

SONATA in Eb major Op.167

Composer:Saint-Saens, Camille (1835-1921)
Instrumentation:cl. pft.
Publisher Ref:DF01658400
This is one of three wind sonatas which Saint-Saens wrote in the last year of his life but his style is very much of the early twentieth century - not what might have been expected from a composer in his mid eighties.

Price: £12.50
Editor:Mirambeau, Christophe
Skill Level:D/E
Publisher:Editions Durand
Year of Issue:2013
ISBN:none specified
Saint-Saens' Op.167 sonata is widely thought of as one of the masterpieces of his later years. “At the moment I am putting my last ounce of energy into giving seldom considered instruments an opportunity to be heard”, the composer wrote to a friend in April of the year he died. A sonata for oboe, one for clarinet and one for bassoon were thus composed; yet he was not to hear them performed. As far as form and inflection are concerned, the three wind sonatas op. 166 –168 hark back to the "gallant" style of the 18th century in that not a single movement follows traditional sonata form and the works are not conceived as an organically developed whole, but as a collection of characteristic pieces, similar to a suite. But the contemporary harmony, wit and irony of these late works by Saint-Saens are in keeping with the neo-classicism of the younger composers of the 1920's and contradict the clichéd view of an ageing, out-of-touch composer. The completely re-edited notation of this edition has been newly engraved.

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