Debussy - Violin Sonata
To contrast the earlier work I posted today, this chamber work comes from near the end of the composer’s life. This piece is short, about 13 minutes, but it takes the listener through a dreamy atmosphere. The description in this video mentions that, unlike other typical violin & piano sonatas, this work pits the two instruments against each other, with one pulling forward with the melody or accompaniment before the other takes over the drive, and back and forth and so on. This tug of war gives the work a sense of perpetual momentum, even with separate movements.
1. Allegro vivo
2. Intermède: Fantasque et léger
3. Finale: Très animé