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"Post scriptum"

"Post scriptum"

Sonata for violin and piano


  • Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
  • Instrumentation: violin and piano
  • Edition: performance score, violin part included
  • Order No.: BEL 638 Q7752

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Description
Silvestrov’s violin sonata “Post scriptum” is another of his chamber music postludes. The composer once stated that the title of the work signifies that it is “a postscript to Mozart and the whole classical tradition. The text has already been written. We simply add our annotations, thoughts, questions, consternation, astonishment and regret. The classical phonemes begin to waft through other times and spaces. There is no longer such a thing as the ability to predict what something means, and its place is taken by a mysterious symbolism.” (V. Silvestrov). A short three-movement sonata cycle emerges out of periods of silence lasting several seconds. It is impossible to point to a specific model. Classical idioms which have acquired the anonymous status of folklore hover in our minds, and the recurring performance marks in the score–“leggiero”, “dolcissimo”, “in the distance” and “con moto”, which has the character of an idée fixe–reinforce the imaginary character of this “real” music. As the piece progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to perceive the contours of the traditional patterns. Whereas Silvestrov’s characteristic cantabile motives still predominate in the second movement, the finale already verges on inaudibility.” (Tatiana Frumkis)
Details
Content text: I Largo
Allegro
II Andantino
III Allegro vivace, con moto
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag (144)
Year of composition: 1991
page number: 32
Silvestrov’s violin sonata “Post scriptum” is another of his chamber music postludes. The composer once stated that the title of the work signifies that it is “a postscript to Mozart and the whole classical tradition. The text has already been written. We simply add our annotations, thoughts, questions, consternation, astonishment and regret. The classical phonemes begin to waft through other times and spaces. There is no longer such a thing as the ability to predict what something means, and its place is taken by a mysterious symbolism.” (V. Silvestrov). A short three-movement sonata cycle emerges out of periods of silence lasting several seconds. It is impossible to point to a specific model. Classical idioms which have acquired the anonymous status of folklore hover in our minds, and the recurring performance marks in the score–“leggiero”, “dolcissimo”, “in the distance” and “con moto”, which has the character of an idée fixe–reinforce the imaginary character of this “real” music. As the piece progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to perceive the contours of the traditional patterns. Whereas Silvestrov’s characteristic cantabile motives still predominate in the second movement, the finale already verges on inaudibility.” (Tatiana Frumkis)
Content text: I Largo
Allegro
II Andantino
III Allegro vivace, con moto
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag (144)
Year of composition: 1991
page number: 32
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