Respighi – B Minor Sonata (Live)

Posted on October 16th, 2019 by

Respighi – B Minor Sonata P.110 (1917) (Live, Munich 1993)

The Respighi Sonata was one of the first works that Aaron and I worked on together. It’s one of the great sonatas; one of the few 20th Century masterpieces for piano and violin which succeeds in confronting the ghosts of the past with the realities of the present. From a notational point of view, it is extraordinarily innovative, using sophisticated metric modulation and rhythmical complexity to define rubato, but the most precise means -the slow movement is in 4/4 in the violin part and 10/8 in the piano – part, displaced by a semiquaver.

Peter Sheppard Skaerved & Aaron Shorr

Andante espressivo
Allegro moderato ma energico
With Aaron Shorr-Genoa 2007.