Your Top 7 Chamber Works (Not by a Briton) for Two Performers (Excluding Voice)

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Maciek

I don't think I know a single chamber work by a Briton (including SQs!) anyway... :P


Guido

That needs to be remedied very quickly Maciek. I can think of two instrument/piano sonatas already which are two of my all time favourite works in any genre. Will be sending them along shortly...
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Maciek

Go ahead, Guido. ;D

Karl, another quibble: what if the pianist is humming?


not edward

Franck: Violin Sonata
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Brahms: Violin Sonata No 2
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 9, 'Kreutzer'
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No 2
Schnittke: Violin Sonata No 2

... ok, that's seven already!
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PSmith08

1. Bach: BWV 1014
2. Bach: BWV 1015
3. Bach: BWV 1016
4. Bach: BWV 1017
5. Ligeti: 3 Pieces for 2 Pianos (Knew I'd sneak this one in somewhere...)
6. Arvo Pärt, "Fratres (I)"

Maciek


quintett op.57

Beethoven : Kreutzer sonata
Beethoven : Cello sonata 3
Schnittke : Cello sonata
Rachmaninov : Cello sonata
Shostakovich : Cello sonata
Brahms : Cello sonata 1
Jacchini : Sonata for Cello & B.c op.3/10

I'm not very sure of my list ; Many I'm sad not to include:
Strauss-more Beethoven-Ravel-Schubert-Borodin-Saint-Saëns-Frescobaldi-Kodaly-Janacek

val

JS BACH: Sonata for vila da gamba and harpsichord BWV 1027

BEETHOVEN: 3rd Sonata for cello and piano

SCHUBERT: Fantasia for violin and piano

SCHUBERT: Fantasia for 4 hands (piano)

BRAHMS: Sonata opus 120/1 for clarinet and piano

CESAR FRANCK: Sonata for violin and piano

ENESCU: 3rd Sonata for violin and piano

(I would like to mention John Briton's Duo for oboe and tuba composed in 1889, one year before the composer's death, but since Briton seems to be persona non grata ...)

karlhenning

Ravel, Sonata for Violin & Cello
Prokofiev, F Minor Sonata for Violin & Piano
Shostakovich, Sonata for Viola & Piano
Shostakovich, Sonata for Violin & Piano
Brahms, F Minor Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
Stravinsky, Concerto per due pianoforti
Debussy, Sonata for Cello & Piano


Fie! My own topic header precludes Luke's beautiful Canticle Sonata for clarinet and piano!  :-\

Wanderer

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3, Op. 69
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 78
Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 58
Medtner: Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 44
Alkan: Grand Duo Concertant pour violon et piano, Op. 21
Alkan: Sonate de Concert pour piano et violoncelle, Op. 47

Papy Oli

Bach - Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord...

That's 7 of them  0:)
Olivier

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Jo498

I wonder at the strange conditions: 7 works, two performers, no voice, no British composers (with (not too much) respect to Elgar's or Delius' violin sonatas I struggle to think that these would crowd out other candidates and had to be excluded beforehand...)
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ritter

Quote from: Jo498 on July 22, 2021, 12:53:14 AM
I wonder at the strange conditions: 7 works, two performers, no voice, no British composers (with (not too much) respect to Elgar's or Delius' violin sonatas I struggle to think that these would crowd out other candidates and had to be excluded beforehand...)
I imagine the last condition was to avoid the thread being flooded with works written by every composer to come out of the British Isles in the past 500 years, as often happens here on GMG  ;)
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Irons

Quote from: Jo498 on July 22, 2021, 12:53:14 AM
I wonder at the strange conditions: 7 works, two performers, no voice, no British composers (with (not too much) respect to Elgar's or Delius' violin sonatas I struggle to think that these would crowd out other candidates and had to be excluded beforehand...)

I thought that, why?

Quote from: ritter on July 22, 2021, 06:07:41 AM


I imagine the last condition was to avoid the thread being flooded with works written by every composer to come out of the British Isles in the past 500 years, as often happens here on GMG  ;)

OK. Get it now. Speaking personally, I am aware I prattle on far too much on British composers.
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k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Jo498 on July 22, 2021, 12:53:14 AM
I wonder at the strange conditions: 7 works, two performers, no voice, no British composers (with (not too much) respect to Elgar's or Delius' violin sonatas I struggle to think that these would crowd out other candidates and had to be excluded beforehand...)

I wonder, myself, as the thread initiator.  At this remove, I've no idea what the driver was.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

DavidW

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 22, 2021, 07:07:41 AM
I wonder, myself, as the thread initiator.  At this remove, I've no idea what the driver was.

You also said no string quartets in case "two performers" wasn't enough! :P

And you excluded voice in your anti-Schubert crusade. >:D

See I would have the made rules to exclude Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and Shostakovich to level the playing fields.

Anyway Janacek's violin sonata might have made my short list, but I can see from the previous posts that no one else agrees!