The middle work in the three late chamber music sonatas was composed in spring 1915, directly after the cello sonata (HN 633). The innovative combination of sounds – a wind instrument, a stringed instrument, and a plucked instrument – greatly contributes to the impression of restrained melancholy. Debussy himself confirmed it, saying: ´´It is terribly sad. And I do not know whether one should laugh or cry about it? Perhaps both at the same time?” On another occasion he emphasised the similarities with his own compositional style of the 1890s, remarking of the sonata: ´´It reminds me of a very old Claude Debussy – the one of the Nocturnes”.Editor: Jost, Peter
Composer´s last three chamber works, written from 1915 to 1917. Cello Sonata is rich in unconventional, sometimes surrealistic effects. Violin Sonata integrates jazz influences with impressionism. Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp sparkles with spontaneity and innovation. All are sonatas of individual charm and definite 20th-century character; all reproduced from authoritative French editions.
DescriptionAn attractive collection of 11 major works representing the solo flute repertoire. Includes well-known ´Sonatas´ by C.P.E. Bach and J.S. Bach, ´Fantasies´ by Telemann and Debussy´s ´Syrinx´. Suitable for advanced players.SonglistFantasie No.10 In F Sharp Minor (Telemann)Fantasie No.11 In G (Telemann)Fantasie No.2 In A Minor (Telemann)Fantasie No.3 In B Minor (Telemann)Fantasie No.4 In B Flat (Telemann)Fantasie No.6 In D Minor (Telemann)Fantasie No.7 In D (Telemann)Sonata In A Minor (Cpe Bach)Sonata In C Major (Js Bach)Syrinx [Debussy, Claude]Zarabanda (Partita In C) [Turina, Joaquin]