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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Violin Sonatas
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2019, 07:21:43 AM »
There are a few releases but this one may be the most accessible

Thank you amw!
Unfortunately it is out of print and it will be too expensive for me to buy it now. But I will keep an eye on it and see if something happens...
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Violin Sonatas
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2019, 07:39:08 AM »
Btw, John, Debussy died in 1918, not 1917.

Kudos, Alberich. I tried to remember the years from memory without resorting to Google and looks like the memory banks suffered a system failure in the process. ;)
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Debussy quote
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2019, 08:23:02 AM »
Hi Mirror Image

You have a great Debussy quote as your signature:
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"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” - Claude Debussy

Do you happen to remember where it's from?
I would like to read it in its original context.
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Re: Debussy quote
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2019, 08:59:48 AM »
Hi Mirror Image

You have a great Debussy quote as your signature:
Do you happen to remember where it's from?
I would like to read it in its original context.

Hello Ras, via Wikiquote -

Works of art make rules but rules do not make works of art.
- As quoted in Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought (1992) by John Paynter, p. 590
- Unsourced variant: Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
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Re: Debussy quote
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2019, 09:07:40 AM »
Hello Ras, via Wikiquote -

Works of art make rules but rules do not make works of art.
- As quoted in Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought (1992) by John Paynter, p. 590
- Unsourced variant: Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

Thanks! I will find that John Paynter book. :)
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Re: Debussy quote
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2019, 09:14:38 AM »
Thanks! I will find that John Paynter book. :)

You’re welcome, but this might be a more useful book for you (that is if want a deeper understanding of Debussy):



Here’s another good one I’ve been reading lately:

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Re: Debussy quote
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2019, 06:34:32 AM »
You’re welcome, but this might be a more useful book for you (that is if want a deeper understanding of Debussy):



Here’s another good one I’ve been reading lately:



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Thank you for your recommendations.
There is a new book out about Debussy by Stephen Walsh (all I know about him is that he wrote a book on Stravinsky).
Have you read it?:

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Violin Sonatas
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2019, 07:20:57 AM »
Indeed. Love his Cello Sonata. One performance of this piece that I’ve really taken quite a shine to lately has been Gerhardt/Osborne on Hyperion. Have you heard it?

Nope, I haven’t; I’ll have to check it out!
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Violin Sonatas
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2019, 08:13:12 AM »
Nope, I haven’t; I’ll have to check it out!

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Violin Sonatas
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2021, 03:28:49 PM »
Time for an update! 8)

Beethoven no. 9 Kreutzer
Brahms no. 3
Grieg no. 3
Ireland no. 2
Medtner no. 3 Epica
Novák
Peterson-Berger no. 2
Poulenc
Prokofiev no. 1
Walton
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