George Frederick Pinto: Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin

George Frederick Pinto (1785–1806) is one of the major ‘what-ifs’ of music history: a child prodigy both as performer (on violin and piano) and as composer, he was only twenty when he died, probably from tuberculosis or from what one writer called ‘dissipation’. But the music he composed in the little time he had reveals a composer as gifted as almost any of his contemporaries. These three quirky and inventive violin sonatas – receiving their first recordings here – sit on the cusp of Romanticism, their Classical elegance warmed by a graceful lyricism that looks forward to Schubert.

Kenji Fujimura, piano
Elizabeth Sellars, violin

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Catalogue No: TOCC0366
EAN/UPC: 5060113443663
Release Date: 01.12.2016
Composer: George Frederick Pinto
Artists: Elizabeth Sellars, Kenji Fujimura

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    Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 1 in G minor (c. 1806)

  1. I Allegro moderato con espressione
  2. II Adagio sostenuto e legato
  3. III Rondo: Allegretto gracioso
  4. Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 2 in A major (c. 1806)

  5. I Allegro moderato con espressione
  6. II Andante
  7. III Rondo: Allegro con brio
  8. Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 3 in B flat major (c. 1806)

  9. I Allegro moderato con espressione e spirit
  10. II Adagio affettuoso e con sentiment
  11. III Rondo: Allegro moderato

First Recordings

1 review for George Frederick Pinto: Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin

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    A superb discovery! The music has great charm and depth coming across as a bridge between classicism and romanticism with witty operatic themes in the style of Mozart combined with the wistfulness and harmonic invention of Mendelssohn in his piano music. Very persuasive interpretations from both the artists who delight in the lyricism and wit of the music. Definitely worth exploring.

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