Adolf Busch (1891–1952) Sonata in A major Op. 54
edited by Bettina Beigelbeck [A-clar,pno] Duration: 28'
64 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 258 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18526-1 | Saddle Stitch
Brahms, Reger and the consequences
Adolph Busch had already emigrated to the United States when he wrote the A-Major Clarinet Sonata. Shortly thereafter he revised the work once again until it was completed in its final form in spring 1941. Busch, a brilliant and sought-after solo violinist of the 1920s and 30s, concertized regularly in England and had become friends there with the clarinetist Reginald Kells, to whom he also dedicated the piece in three movements. Demanding in its musical idiom and no doubt inspired by the expressive playing of his friend, the sonata evidences a strong proximity to the works of Brahms and Reger.
“A long and demanding piece, edited with great care – a valuable addition to the repertoire for A clarinet.”
(Luigi Magistrelli, The Clarinet)
|1. Allegro ma non troppo||(12')|
|2. Scherzando vivace||(4')|
|3. Grave – Adagio espressivo e cantabile – Allegretto – Molto allegro, quasi presto||(12')|