“EACH NOTE, EACH CHORD IS LIKE A DECLARATION”: COPLAND’S VIOLIN SONATA, INSCRIBED BY HIM
COPLAND, Aaron. Sonata for Violin and Piano. (London): Boosey and Hawkes, circa 1964. Quarto, original printed wrappers, violin part laid in as issued; pp. 33, 13. $500.
Later edition, inscribed by the composer on the title page, “For Stuart Wright, Aaron Copland, 1977.”
Violinist Gil Shahan once remarked about this piece, “There’s a certain kind of nobility about the music: each note, each chord is like a declaration. There’s a certain way to perform that which I had to learn especially for this sonata.”
Price stamp to front wrapper, wrappers pulling a bit at staples. A near-fine signed copy.