Sonata for violin and piano
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dedicated to Henri Desclin and Marthe Crickboom
- This sonata was finished on 22 November 1942 in Brussels.
- The work was first performed by violinist Henri Desclin and pianist Marthe Crickboom in the Palace for Fine Arts in Brussels.
- I. Allegro (2/4)
- II. Grazioso (2/4) - Andante cantabile (C)
- III. Allegro vivace (3/8)
- autograph 1: Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br), shelf number Mus. Ms. 681
- autograph 2: Manuscript in a private collection, that once must have belonged to Gaby Altmann, whose signature figures on the title page
- first edition (score and violin part): CeBeDeM, Brussel, 1955
- In both autographs the work is still called suite, the first edition however gives sonata.
- Tessely (p.66), De Roeck (p.263) and the first edition all give 1943 as year of composition, without giving an exact date. Both autographs however contradict this.
- CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Oeuvres de Victor Legley, p.1. More details are not known.
- The first fully documented perfomance took place in October 1956 in the house of Albert Hustin, performers were Robert Hosselet (violin) and Suzanne Hennebert (piano), see De Roeck (p.264).
- A newspaper article in Het Ypersche on 26 November 1943 (De Stad Ieper en hare Muziekakademie andermaal aan de eer) mentions a suite for viola and piano, we suspect this is a misprint.
- This is what the first edition tells, the recording by Jenny Spanoghe and Daniel Blumenthal for the label Gailly however, lasts 16'30".
- A violinist to whom Legley dedicated his serenade for 2 violins and piano.
- Title page: [signature Gaby Altmann] | suite | voor viool en piano | pour violon et piano | vic legley (op 12.)
- Tessely (p.66) mistakenly gives 1954.