Violin Sonatina in A Minor
From VIARDOT, Paul: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 / VIARDOT, Pauline: Violin Sonatina (2017)
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Viardot: Violin Sonatina in A Minor – I Adagio
Pauline Viardot, daughter of the famous tenor, composer, operatic impresario and teacher, Manuel García, and friend of Schumann and Chopin, was a mezzo-soprano and composer. Her Violin Sonatina in A minor reflects her operatic background with its long melodic lines. Her son Paul, the dedicatee of Fauré’s great A minor Sonata, wrote three beautifully crafted, expressively rich violin sonatas over an almost fifty-year period.