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Saint-Saens, Camille Camille Saint-Saens
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(1835 - 1921)
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Saint-Saens, Camille: Adagio from the Sonata in G Major for Viola & Piano

Allegro Moderato from the Sonata in G Major for Viola & Piano
Opus 168 Mvt. 4
Camille Saint-Saens

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Adagio from the Sonata in G Major for Viola & Piano
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Adagio from the Sonata in G Major for Viola & Piano
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Composer :Camille Saint-SaensSaint-Saens, Camille (1835 - 1921)
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Viola and Piano (or organ)

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Camille Saint-SaensMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1921
Copyright :Public Domain
In the last year of his life, at the age of 85, Camille Saint-SaŽns was still active as a composer and conductor, traveling between Algiers and Paris. Besides a final piano album leaf, his last completed works were three sonatas, one each for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. He sensed that he did not have much time left; he wrote to a friend, "I am using my last energies to add to the repertoire for these otherwise neglected instruments." He intended to write sonatas for another three wind instruments, but was never able to. Saint-SaŽns began the pieces early in the year while in Algeria and completed them in April in Paris. He was not alone in wanting to write for these instruments. English composers, such as Holst and Bax, and other French composers, such as Honegger and Milhaud, were also starting to expand the literature for woodwind instruments around the same time. In fact, Saint-SaŽns' sonatas have pastoral and humorous moments that are similar to those others' works, relying on simpler melodies and textures than are found even his earlier chamber works, yet retaining Classical forms for their structure. Although all three sonatas were published before Saint-SaŽns' death, they were not premiered until later. The Bassoon Sonata, Op. 168, was dedicated to Saint-SaŽns' friend, August Pťrier, a bassoon professor at the Paris Conservatoire.

This, the final movement leads to the cadenza-like, minute-long final. Although originally written for Bassoon and Piano, I created this arrangement for Viola and Piano.
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Sheet central :Sonate pour basson en sol majeur (6 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2015-04-22

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