HANS WERNER HENZE (1926-2012): Sonatina for Violin and Piano from Pollicino, Violin Sonata, Viola Sonata, Solo Violin: Sonata for Solo Violin, Für Manfred, Peter Doll zum Abschied.
Catalogue Number: 06T053
Description: Composed in difficult conditions just after WWII, the Violin Sonata covers the broadest range of human emotions, and is in some ways a study for the extraordinary First Violin Concerto. Steeped in Italian mythology, the Solo Violin Sonata is ‘a real piece of theatre,’ as is the emotionally shattering Viola Sonata, written straight after the completion of the ballet Orpheus. The Violin Sonatina is drawn from Henze’s children’s opera Pollicino, and the two remaining miniatures are memorials for lost colleagues.