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Sonatina antiga

Materiales de orquesta de cuerda en alquiler

Piano, Cuarteto de viento y Orquesta de cuerda

BLANCAFORT, Manuel

Reg.: B.3459o

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  • Ensemble: Chamber orchestra: With soloist(s).
  • Genres: Clásica / contemporánea: Cámara.
  • Product format: Partitura + particellas
  • Difficulty level: Advanced-superior
  • Period: 1st half S. XX
  • Publishing house: Editorial Boileau
  • Collection: Siglo XXI
  • No. of pages: 52
  • Measure: 31,00 x 23,00 cm
  • Lenght: 17'
  • ISMN: 979-0-3503-0594-8
  • Available in digital: No
  • Available for rent: Yes

’Written in 1929, originally for piano solo, and premiered in Barcelona on April 21, 1936 by Pere Vallribera for the SIMC festival. 

With Ravel and Stravinsky at the forefront, there begun an examination of the past in order to find the ways, and even, to a certain extent, the spirit of the ancient forms, so as to renovate them and not remain stuck in the romanticism of the symphonic poem and the impressionism, in which color dominated over form, almost suffocating it.

I determined, therefore, to subject the nature of my brief intuitive pages to a formal discipline, and this was my first incursion in the terrain, new to me, of a greater formal range, which would then lead me into writing concerts for piano and orchestra, string quartets, symphony, and so on…’

Commentary written by the author on July 18, 1968.

It was the composer himself who prepared the orchestral version for piano, wind quartet and string quintet in 1967. It was premiered in Madrid the very same year by the orchestra of Radio-Televisión Española, conducted by Alberto Blancafort and with V. Spitteri as the piano soloist.