He subsequently decided that the viola's timbre would be a better combination for the flute than the oboe's, so he changed the instrumentation to flute, viola and harp. In his free time, Timothy Judd enjoys working out with Richmond’s popular SEAL Team Physical Training program. Shortly afterits completion in April the first performance took place on May 5th 1917 with Debussy himself at the Piano. The son of public school music educators, Timothy Judd began violin lessons at the age of four through Eastman’s Community Education Division. (1862-1918). We move abruptly from turbulence to celestial serenity and back again. He left behind his sonatas for cello and piano (1915), flute, viola and harp (1915), and violin and piano (1916–1917). According to Léon Vallas (1929),[7] Debussy initially planned this as a piece for flute, oboe and harp. It was his final composition, the third part in a cycle of six sonatas he had intended to create using solo instruments and piano (the previous ones being the cello sonata, L 135, and the sonata for flute, viola and harp, L 137). With the entrance of the violin, the piece’s thrillingly unpredictable and mercurial drama begins to unfold. Scores & Links Wikipedia IMSLP (score) featured on these lists Approaching a Canon All Listed Works La Musique de Chambre Harenberg Kulturführer Chamber … The instrumentation would later become a standard ensemble instrumentation. In a letter, Debussy described the Violin Sonata as “filled with tumultuous joy.” In this final movement, we get a sense of the true meaning of this statement. [12], The Australian composer Lyle Chan has written three sonatas for the same combinations of instruments as in the three unfinished Debussy sonatas.[13]. Violin fingerings included, violin part edited by William Fitzpatrick with Mp3 music accompaniment tracks. It was written in 1917 at a time when the composer suffered from terminal cancer. From the Italian word for cheerful or gay. The sonata for violin and piano in G minor, L. 140, was written in 1917. chamber music, Kammermusik [G], musique de chambre [F], musica da camera [I], musica cameralis [L]. Exhausted and watching the prewar world he had known slip away, Debussy wrote to a friend. A native of Upstate New York, Timothy Judd has been a member of the Richmond Symphony violin section since 2001. Finale. This sonata will be interesting from a documentary point of view and as an example of what may be produced by a sick man in time of war. fast, lively tempo. Intermède. In the final moments, listen for the extraordinary passage in which a motivic fragment in the violin spins off into a new episode, culminating in three chords in the piano which rise like triumphant pillars. music that is "inserted" (or "interpolated) between two musical entities of greater importance (e.g. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where he earned the degrees Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, studying with world renowned Ukrainian-American violinist Oleh Krysa. First performance. That's it. The sonata for cello and piano, L. 135, was written in 1915, and is notable for its brevity, most performances not exceeding 11 minutes. A passionate teacher, Mr. Judd has maintained a private violin studio in the Richmond area since 2002 and has been active coaching chamber music and numerous youth orchestra sectionals. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. It was his last public performance. The piece is considered technically demanding. duo, duet, dueto [S], duetto [I], duett [G], a work for two instruments; the ensemble itself, The final movement, sometimes explicitly titled thus, intermezzo, intermedio [S], intermède [F], interlude, Entr'acte.