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Maija Einfelde: Violin Sonatas


Magdalēna Geka
Iveta Cālīte


Latvian composers



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Maija Einfelde

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1

Maija Einfelde

Sontata for Violin and Piano No.2

Maija Einfelde

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3

Maija Einfelde

Sonata for solo Violin


LMIC 129

The ideal violin sonata is Maija Einfelde’s beloved Sonata No. 2 by Bartok, as well as the Sonata for solo violin, which Maija considers to be an unreachable pinnacle. “I have not consciously stolen anything, but some intonations likely appear, but perhaps less in the sonatas. In the 20th century, each author’s intonations are not really that individual. One must be born a Prokofiev to be deeply individual, the rest occasionally take something from someone else’s music. As a child, when I wrote my first or second composition, it was actually the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, but I did not even realize this, I had heard it somewhere in the countryside, when I went to music school in Limbaži.”
I say that Einfelde is almost immediately recognisable. “That makes me happy if that is true. I have some of my own approaches.”

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