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Philippe Graffin
Pijper & Escher: Violin Sonatas

WILLEM PIJPER (1894–1947)
Sonata No.1 for violin and piano (1919)
1 I Commodo (Andante – Allegro) 4.54
2 II Tempo di menuetto tranquillo 3.31
3 III Quasi scherzando (Allegro) 5.38
 
Sonata for violin solo (1931)
4 I Allegro maestoso – 3.30
5 II Moderato – 4.10
6 III Adagio – 2.58
7 IV Veloce 3.15
 
Sonata No.2 for violin and piano (1922)
8 I Molto tranquillo 8.10
9 II Andantino leggiero 3.27
10 III Molto moderato 3.57
 
RUDOLF ESCHER (1912–1980)
Sonata for violin and piano (1950)
11 I Allegro 5.39
12 II Largo 9.10
13 III Allegro moderato – Allegro molto 6.37
 
ALEXANDER VOORMOLEN (1895–1980)
Pastorale for oboe and piano (transcribed for violin and piano, 1940)
14 Lento (ma non troppo) 5.14
 
TON DE LEEUW (1926–1996)
Sonatina for violin and piano (1955)
15 Vivace – Lento – Tempo I 6.18
Improvisation on the Dutch Christmas carol
16 ‘Midden in de winternacht’

Catalogue No: ONYX4080

These four composers, all little known outside their native country, played major roles in the Dutch musical scene in the 20th century. All four were profoundly affected by World War II – during the Luftwaffe raid on Rotterdam in 1940 most of Escher’s manuscripts were destroyed, and Voormolen’s Pastorale was premiered in that city the same year. Pijper’s Sonatas are delightful works that owe much to the sonatas of Debussy and Ravel.

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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Pijper, Willem
Sonata No.1 for violin and piano - I Commodo (Andante – Allegro)
04:54
2
Pijper, Willem
Sonata No.1 for violin and piano - II Tempo di menuetto tranquillo
03:31
3
Pijper, Willem
Sonata No.1 for violin and piano - III Quasi scherzando (Allegro)
05:39
4
Pijper, Willem
Sonata for violin solo - I Allegro maestoso –
03:30
5
Pijper, Willem
Sonata for violin solo - II Moderato –
04:10
6
Pijper, Willem
Sonata for violin solo - III Adagio –
02:59
7
Pijper, Willem
Sonata for violin solo - IV Veloce
03:15
8
Pijper, Willem
Sonata No.2 for violin and piano - I Molto tranquillo
08:10
9
Pijper, Willem
Sonata No.2 for violin and piano - II Andantino leggiero
03:28
10
Pijper, Willem
Sonata No.2 for violin and piano - III Molto moderato
03:57
11
Escher, Rudolf
Sonata for violin and piano - I Allegro
05:39
12
Escher, Rudolf
Sonata for violin and piano - II Largo
09:11
13
Escher, Rudolf
Sonata for violin and piano - III Allegro moderato – Allegro molto
06:37
14
Voormolen, Alexander
Pastorale for oboe and piano - Lento (ma non troppo)
05:15
15
De Leeuw, Ton
Sonatina for violin and piano - Vivace – Lento – Tempo I
06:18
16
De Leeuw, Ton
‘Midden in de winternacht’
02:11

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Duration
Complete/Excerpt
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1. Pijper: Sonata No.1 for violin and piano - I Commodo (Andante – Allegro)
4:54
Complete
2. Pijper: Sonata for violin solo - IV Veloce
3:15
Complete
3. Pijper: Sonata No.2 for violin and piano - III Molto moderato
3:57
Complete
4. Escher: Sonata for violin and piano - I Allegro
5:39
Complete
5. Voormolen: Pastorale for oboe and piano - Lento (ma non troppo)
5:15
Complete