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Samuel Barber

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Sonata (1949)
G Schirmer Inc
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
19 Minutes

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Programme Note
Samuel Barber Sonata (1949)

  • Soloist(s)
    Stephen Beus, piano
    Endeavour Classics:
  • Soloist(s)
    Peter Lawson (Piano)
    EMI Classics:
  • 20 JAN 2013
    Wigmore Hall, London
    Ashley Wass
  • 31 JAN 2012
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
    Peter Jablonski, piano
  • 20 MAR 2011
    RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
    Peter Jablonski
  • 09 NOV 2010
    Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
    Leon McCawley
  • 03 AUG 2010
    Lake District Summer Music
    Coronation Hall, Ulverston, UK
    Leon McCawley (piano)
  • 19 FEB 2010
    Wigmore Hall, London
    Stephen Beus, piano

The big piece here of course is the PIANO SONATA, composed in 1949, subsequently taken up by Vladimir Horowitz, and now well-established as part of standard 20th-century piano literature. It's a ferocious, explosive piece, [with] its lyrical and filigree moments too. This recording by Daniel Pollack, whose performance in the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition (and subsequent Melodiya recording) brought him widespread admiration, proves him to be as accomplished an exponent of [the work] now as he was 40 years ago.
Stephen Pettitt, BBC Music Magazine,01/01/0001
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