Rediscovered Barber work for violin and piano is published

Posted on: November 30, 2010

The publisher Hal Leonard has released the first edition and recording of “Allegro agitato,” the third and only surviving movement from Samuel Barber’s 1928 Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor. The printed music appears in a collection of several Barber works for violin and piano, which also includes the first edition of the composer’s Gypsy Dance, written when Barber was 12, and transcriptions for violin and piano of several other Barber works, including Hermit Songs Suite and Suite from Souvenirs. Included with the published music is a two-CD companion recording of the works, featuring violinist Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and pianists Michael Mizrahi, Elena Abend, and Laura Ward.

Posted November 30, 2010