Violin sonata
A violin sonata is a musical composition for violin
The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which includes the viola and cello....

, which is nearly always accompanied by a piano
The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal...

 or other keyboard instrument, or by figured bass
Figured bass
Figured bass, or thoroughbass, is a kind of integer musical notation used to indicate intervals, chords, and non-chord tones, in relation to a bass note...

 in the Baroque period
Baroque music
Baroque music describes a style of Western Classical music approximately extending from 1600 to 1760. This era follows the Renaissance and was followed in turn by the Classical era...



  • Charles-Valentin Alkan
    Charles-Valentin Alkan
    Charles-Valentin Alkan was a French composer and one of the greatest virtuoso pianists of his day. His attachment to his Jewish origins is displayed both in his life and his work. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of six, earning many awards, and as an adult became a famous virtuoso...

    • Grand Duo Concertant (sonata) in F-sharp minor, Op. 21 (ca. 1840)

  • Alexander Arutiunian
    Alexander Arutiunian
    Alexander Grigorevich Arutiunian , also known as Arutunian, Arutyunyan, Arutjunjan or Harutiunian Alexander Grigorevich Arutiunian (Arm. Ալեքսանդր Գրիգորի Հարությունյան), also known as Arutunian, Arutyunyan, Arutjunjan or Harutiunian Alexander Grigorevich Arutiunian (Arm. Ալեքսանդր Գրիգորի...

    • Poem-sonata for violin and piano (1985)

  • Kurt Atterberg
    Kurt Atterberg
    Kurt Magnus Atterberg was a Swedish composer. He is best known for his symphonies, operas and ballets. Atterberg once said that: "The Russians, Brahms, Reger were my ideals." His music combines their influences with Swedish folk tunes.-Biography:Atterberg was born in Gothenburg as the son of the...

    • Sonata (for violin, cello, viola or horn, with piano) in B minor, Op. 27 (1925)

  • Lera Auerbach
    Lera Auerbach
    Lera Auerbach is a Russian-born American composer and pianist.-Early life & education:Auerbach was born in Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals bordering Siberia. She holds degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, where she studied piano with Joseph Kalichstein and composition...

    • Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (Skorski)
    • Sonata No. 2 "September 11" for violin and piano (Skorski)


  • Grażyna Bacewicz
    Grazyna Bacewicz
    Grażyna Bacewicz was a Polish composer and violinist. She is only the second Polish female composer to have achieved national and international recognition, the first being Maria Szymanowska in the early 19th century.- Life :Bacewicz was born in Łódź...

    • five violin sonatas with piano
    • two solo sonatas

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    right|250pxCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach...

    • 12 for violin with continuo and cello, five for violin and keyboard

  • Johann Christian Bach
    Johann Christian Bach
    Johann Christian Bach was a composer of the Classical era, the eleventh and youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is sometimes referred to as 'the London Bach' or 'the English Bach', due to his time spent living in the British capital...

    • nine (Opp. 10 and 20), also several flute sonatas that can be played with violin

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity...

    • 3 solo sonatas (and 3 partitas)
    • 6 violin sonatas with keyboard (also 3 with continuo)

  • Béla Bartók
    Béla Bartók
    Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century and is regarded, along with Liszt, as Hungary's greatest composer...

    • Early sonata for violin and piano
    • Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, 1921
    • Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano, 1922
    • Sonata for unaccompanied violin
      Sonata for Solo Violin (Bartók)
      The Sonata for Solo Violin Sz. 117, BB 124, is a sonata for unaccompanied violin composed by Béla Bartók. It was premiered by Yehudi Menuhin, to whom it was dedicated, in New York on 26 November, 1944.-Composition:...

      , 1943

  • Amy Beach
    Amy Beach
    Amy Marcy Cheney Beach was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music. Most of her compositions and performances were under the name Mrs. H.H.A. Beach.-Early years:Beach was born Amy Marcy Cheney in Henniker, New Hampshire into...

    • Violin Sonata in A minor (1896)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of...

    • 10 sonatas — see List of works by Beethoven — in particular
      • Violin Sonata No. 1
        Violin Sonata No. 1 (Beethoven)
        Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major is a violin sonata from his Opus 12 set, along with his Violin Sonata No. 2 and Violin Sonata No. 3. It was written in 1798 and dedicated to Antonio Salieri...

      • Violin Sonata No. 2
        Violin Sonata No. 2 (Beethoven)
        The Violin Sonata No. 2 of Ludwig van Beethoven in A major, the second of his Opus 12 set , was written in 1797-8 and dedicated to Antonio Salieri...

      • Violin Sonata No. 3
        Violin Sonata No. 3 (Beethoven)
        The Violin Sonata No. 3 of Ludwig van Beethoven in E-flat major, the third of his Opus 12 set, was written in 1798 and dedicated to Antonio Salieri. It has three movements:#Allegro con spirito#Adagio con molta espressione#Rondo: Allegro molto...

      • Violin Sonata No. 4
        Violin Sonata No. 4 (Beethoven)
        The Violin Sonata No. 4 of Ludwig van Beethoven in A minor, his Opus 23, was composed in 1801, published in October that year, and dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries. It followed by one year the composition of his first symphony, and was originally meant to be published alongside Violin Sonata No....

      • Violin Sonata No. 5
        Violin Sonata No. 5 (Beethoven)
        The Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Opus 24, is a violin sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is often known as the "Spring" sonata , and was published in 1801...

      • Violin Sonata No. 6
        Violin Sonata No. 6 (Beethoven)
        The Violin Sonata No. 6 of Ludwig van Beethoven in A major, the first of his Opus 30 set, was composed between 1801 and 1802, published in May 1803, and dedicated to Tsar Alexander I of Russia...

      • Violin Sonata No. 7
        Violin Sonata No. 7 (Beethoven)
        The Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor by Ludwig van Beethoven, the second of his opus 30 set, was composed between 1801 and 1802, published in May 1803, and dedicated to Tsar Alexander I of Russia...

      • Violin Sonata No. 8
        Violin Sonata No. 8 (Beethoven)
        The Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major of Ludwig van Beethoven, the third of his Opus 30 set, was written between 1801 and 1802, published in May 1803, and dedicated to Tsar Alexander I of Russia...

      • Violin Sonata No. 9
        Violin Sonata No. 9 (Beethoven)
        Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, commonly known as the Kreutzer Sonata, is a violin sonata which Ludwig van Beethoven published as his Opus 47...

      • Violin Sonata No. 10
        Violin Sonata No. 10 (Beethoven)
        The Violin Sonata No. 10 of Ludwig van Beethoven in G major, his Opus 96, was written in 1812, published in 1816, and dedicated to Beethoven's pupil Archduke Rudolph Johannes Joseph Rainier of Austria, who gave its first performance, together with the violinist Pierre Rode...

  • Richard Rodney Bennett
    Richard Rodney Bennett
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE is an English composer renowned for his film scores and his jazz performance as much as for his challenging concert works...

    • Sonata for violin and piano (1978)

  • Heinrich Ignaz Biber
    Heinrich Ignaz Biber
    Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist. Born in the small Bohemian town of Wartenberg , Biber worked at Graz and Kroměříž before he illegally left his Kroměříž employer and settled in Salzburg...

    • Mystery Sonatas for violin and figured bass

  • Ernest Bloch
    Ernest Bloch
    Ernest Bloch was a Swiss-born American composer.-Life:Bloch was born in Geneva and began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon afterwards. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe...

    • Violin Sonata No. 1, 1920
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 Poeme Mystique, 1924

  • Theodor Blumer
    Theodor Blumer
    Theodor Anton Blumer was a German composer and conductor.Blumer was born in Dresden. He studied composition with Felix Draeseke and W. Brookman at the Dresden Conservatory. In 1931 he became the conductor of the Dresden Radio Orchestra, and after this moved to Leipzig to head the Middle German...

    • Violin Sonata

  • Johannes Brahms
    Johannes Brahms
    Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene...

    • Sonatensatz (sonata scherzo in C minor, for the 'F-A-E' Sonata
      'F-A-E' Sonata
      The F-A-E Sonata, a four-movement work for violin and piano, is a collaborative musical work by three composers: Robert Schumann, the young Johannes Brahms, and Schumann's pupil Albert Dietrich. It was composed in Düsseldorf in October 1853....

       collaborative sonata undertaken by Dietrich, Schumann and Brahms - 1853)
    • (early A minor sonata, lost, reported by Remenyi)
    • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Rain Sonata, Op. 78
      Violin Sonata No. 1 (Brahms)
      The Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78, for violin and piano was composed by Johannes Brahms during the summers of 1878 and 1879 in Pörtschach am Wörthersee. It was first performed on 8 November 1879 in Bonn. Each of three movements of this sonata shares common motivic ideas or thematic...

      , 1878–79
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Thun, Op. 100, 1886
    • Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor
      Violin Sonata No. 3 (Brahms)
      Johannes Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108 is the last of his violin sonatas composed between 1878 and 1887. Unlike the two previous violin sonatas it is in four movements...

      , Op. 108, 1886–8

  • Frank Bridge
    Frank Bridge
    Frank Bridge was an English composer and violist.-Life:Bridge was born in Brighton and studied at the Royal College of Music in London from 1899 to 1903 under Charles Villiers Stanford and others...

    • Violin Sonata (1932)


  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English composer who achieved such success that he was once called the "African Mahler".-Early life and education:...

    • Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 28

  • Arcangelo Corelli
    Arcangelo Corelli
    Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and composer of Baroque music.-Biography:Corelli was born at Fusignano, in the current-day province of Ravenna, although at the time it was in the province of Ferrara. Little is known about his early life...

    • violin sonatas with continuo (Op. 5, Nos. 1-12)


  • Claude Debussy
    Claude Debussy
    Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions...

    • Violin Sonata
      Violin Sonata (Debussy)
      The Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140, for violin and piano was composed by Claude Debussy in 1917. It was the composer's final composition , forming the third work in what had originally been conceived as a cycle of six sonatas for various instruments...

       in G minor, 1917

  • Edison Denisov
    Edison Denisov
    Edison Vasilievich Denisov was a Russian composer of so called "Underground" — "Anti-Collectivist", "alternative" or "nonconformist" division in the Soviet music.-Biography:...

  • Avner Dorman
    Avner Dorman
    Avner Dorman is an Israeli born composer of contemporary classical music.- Biography :Avner Dorman holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from the Juilliard School where he studied as a C.V. Starr fellow with John Corigliano...

    • Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano, 2004
    • Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano, 2008

  • Antonín Dvořák
    Antonín Dvorák
    Antonín Leopold Dvořák was a Czech composer of late Romantic music, who employed the idioms of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. Dvořák’s own style is sometimes called "romantic-classicist synthesis". His works include symphonic, choral and chamber music, concerti, operas and many...

    • Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57, 1880
    • Violin Sonatina
      Violin Sonatina (Dvorák)
      The Sonatina in G major for violin and piano, Op. 100, B. 183, was written by Antonín Dvořák between November 19 and December 3, 1893, in New York City. It was the last chamber composition he wrote during his sojourn in America...

       in G major, Op. 100, 1893 (


  • Edward Elgar
    Edward Elgar
    Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos...

    • Violin Sonata
      Violin Sonata (Elgar)
      Sir Edward Elgar wrote his Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82, in 1918, at the same time as he wrote his String Quartet in E minor and his Piano Quintet in A minor...

       in E minor, Op. 82

  • George Enescu
    George Enescu
    George Enescu was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher.-Biography:Enescu was born in the village of Liveni , Dorohoi County at the time, today Botoşani County. He showed musical talent from early in his childhood. A child prodigy, Enescu created his first musical...

    • Violin Sonata fragment Torso
    • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 2
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 in F minor, Op. 6
    • Violin Sonata No. 3 on Popular Romanian themes in A minor, Op. 25


  • Gabriel Fauré
    Gabriel Fauré
    Gabriel Urbain Fauré was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers...

    • Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 108

  • Mohammed Fairouz
    Mohammed Fairouz
    Mohammed Fairouz is an Arab American composer.Having fulfilling many commissions and created a substantial body of frequently performed works, he is considered one of the most sought after composers of the young generation. Fairouz began composing at an early age and studied at the New England...

    • Sonata for Solo Violin (2011)

  • Leonid Feigin
    • Violin Sonata No. 1 (1963)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 (1981)

  • Zdeněk Fibich
    Zdenek Fibich
    Zdeněk Fibich was a Czech composer of classical music. Among his compositions are chamber works , symphonic poems, three symphonies, at least seven operas , melodramas including the substantial trilogy Hippodamia,...

    • Violin Sonata in D major
    • Violin Sonatina in D minor, Op. 27

  • Grzegorz Fitelberg
    Grzegorz Fitelberg
    Grzegorz Fitelberg was a Polish conductor, violinist and composer. He was a member of the Młoda Polska group, together with artists such as Karol Szymanowski, Ludomir Różycki and Mieczysław Karłowicz....

    • at least two violin sonatas (A minor, Op. 2, F major, Op. 12: by 1905)

  • Irving Fine
    Irving Fine
    Irving Gifford Fine was an American composer. Fine's work assimilated neo-classical, romantic and, later, serial elements...

    • Violin Sonata

  • Nicolas Flagello
    Nicolas Flagello
    Nicolas Flagello , was an American composer of classical music.Flagello was born in New York City, into a very musical family. His brother Ezio Flagello was a bass who sang at the Metropolitan Opera. One of his first music teachers was the composer Vittorio Giannini, and he then studied at the...

    • Violin Sonata

  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster
    Josef Bohuslav Foerster
    Josef Bohuslav Foerster was a Czech composer of classical music. He is often referred to as J. B. Foerster. The surname is sometimes spelled Förster.- Life :...

    • Sonata No. 1, Op. 10
    • Sonata No. 2, sonata quasi fantasia, Op. 177

  • César Franck
    César Franck
    César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life....

    • Violin Sonata in A major
      Violin Sonata (Franck)
      The Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano by César Franck is one of his best known compositions, and considered one of the finest sonatas for violin and piano ever written...

      , M. 8

  • Peter Racine Fricker
    Peter Racine Fricker
    Peter Racine Fricker was an English composer who lived in the United States for the last thirty years of his life....

    • Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12 (1950)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 94 (1987)

  • Robert Fuchs
    Robert Fuchs
    Robert Fuchs was an Austrian composer and music teacher.As Professor of music theory at the Vienna Conservatory, Fuchs taught many notable composers, while he was himself a highly regarded composer in his lifetime....

    • six violin sonatas


  • Niels Wilhelm Gade
    Niels Wilhelm Gade
    Niels Wilhelm Gade was a Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher. He is considered the most important Danish musician of his day.-Biography:...

    • three sonatas — Op. 6 in A, Op. 21 in D minor, Op. 59 in B-flat major

  • Friedrich Gernsheim
    Friedrich Gernsheim
    Friedrich Gernsheim was a German composer, conductor and pianist.Gernsheim was born in Worms. He was given his first musical training at home under his mother's care, then starting from the age of seven under Worms' musical director, Louis Liebe, a former pupil of Louis Spohr...

    • four violin sonatas

  • Joseph Gibbs
    Joseph Gibbs
    Joseph Gibbs , was an English composer.-Biography:Joseph Gibbs was not a prolific composer, but he was a not entirely unknown. He was born in Dedham, Essex in 1699, though not much more has been traced of Gibbs until 1748. In that year, he was appointed organist at the Church of St...

    • Eight solos (sonatas) for the violin and a thorough bass, 1748

  • Benjamin Godard
    Benjamin Godard
    Benjamin Louis Paul Godard was a French violinist and Romantic composer.-Biography:Born in Paris, Godard was a student of Henri Vieuxtemps. He entered the Conservatoire de Paris in 1863 where he studied under Vieuxtemps and Napoléon Henri Reber and accompanied Vieuxtemps twice to Germany...

    • Four violin sonatas (No. 1, Op. 1; No. 2, Op. 2; No. 3 in D minor, Op. 9; No. 4 in A-flat major, Op. 12)

  • Karl Goldmark
    Karl Goldmark
    Karl Goldmark, also known originally as Károly Goldmark and later sometimes as Carl Goldmark; May 18, 1830, Keszthely – January 2, 1915, Vienna) was a Hungarian composer.- Life and career :...

    • Violin Sonata in D major/B minor, Op. 25

  • Edvard Grieg
    Edvard Grieg
    Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is best known for his Piano Concerto in A minor, for his incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt , and for his collection of piano miniatures Lyric Pieces.-Biography:Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born in...

    • Three sonatas
      Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Grieg)
      Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg wrote three violin sonatas. They are all fine examples of his musical nationalism, since they all contain references or similarities to Norwegian folk song....

      • Violin Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 8
      • Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
      • Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

  • Hans Gál
    Hans Gál
    Hans Gál was a composer, teacher and pianist.Gál was born to a Jewish family in the small village of Brunn am Gebirge, Niederösterreich, just outside Vienna. He was trained in that city at the New Vienna Conservatory where later he taught for some time. While a student he won the K. und K...


  • Reynaldo Hahn
    Reynaldo Hahn
    Reynaldo Hahn was a Venezuelan, naturalised French, composer, conductor, music critic and diarist. Best known as a composer of songs, he wrote in the French classical tradition of the mélodie....

    • Sonata in C major (1926)

  • George Frideric Handel
    George Frideric Handel
    George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Handel was born in 1685, in a family indifferent to music...

    • several violin sonatas. Some are published as his Op. 1 but possibly of varying authenticity.

  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann
    Karl Amadeus Hartmann
    Karl Amadeus Hartmann was a German composer. Some have lauded him as the greatest German symphonist of the 20th century, although he is now largely overlooked, particularly in English-speaking countries.-Life:...

    • sonatas for violin solo

  • Hans Werner Henze
    Hans Werner Henze
    Hans Werner Henze is a German composer of prodigious output best known for "his consistent cultivation of music for the theatre throughout his life"...

    • sonata for violin solo (1977)

  • Paul Hindemith
    Paul Hindemith
    Paul Hindemith was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher, music theorist and conductor.- Biography :Born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Hindemith was taught the violin as a child...

    • sonatas for violin solo, and four with piano

  • Vagn Holmboe
    Vagn Holmboe
    Vagn Gylding Holmboe was a Danish composer and teacher who wrote largely in a neo-classical style.-Life:At the age of 16, Holmboe began formal music training at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen on the recommendation of Carl Nielsen. He studied under Knud Jeppesen and Finn Høffding...

    • Violin Sonata No. 1, M. 82, 1935
    • Violin Sonata No. 2, M. 112, 1939
    • Violin Sonata No. 3, M. 227, 1965

  • Arthur Honegger
    Arthur Honegger
    Arthur Honegger was a Swiss composer, who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. He was a member of Les six. His most frequently performed work is probably the orchestral work Pacific 231, which is interpreted as imitating the sound of a steam locomotive.-Biography:Born...

    • Sonatas Nos. '0' – '2'

  • Herbert Howells
    Herbert Howells
    Herbert Norman Howells CH was an English composer, organist, and teacher, most famous for his large output of Anglican church music.-Life:...

    • three violin sonatas


  • Vincent d'Indy
    Vincent d'Indy
    Vincent d'Indy was a French composer and teacher.-Life:Paul Marie Théodore Vincent d'Indy was born in Paris into an aristocratic family of royalist and Catholic persuasion. He had piano lessons from an early age from his paternal grandmother, who passed him on to Antoine François Marmontel and...

    • Violin Sonata in C major, Op. 59

  • John Ireland
    John Ireland (composer)
    John Nicholson Ireland was an English composer.- Life :John Ireland was born in Bowdon, near Altrincham, Manchester, into a family of Scottish descent and some cultural distinction. His father, Alexander Ireland, a publisher and newspaper proprietor, was aged 70 at John's birth...

    • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor (1909)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor (1917)

  • Charles Ives
    Charles Ives
    Charles Edward Ives was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though Ives' music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, Ives came to be regarded as an "American Original"...

    • four violin sonatas


  • Leoš Janáček
    Leoš Janácek
    Leoš Janáček was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and all Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style. Until 1895 he devoted himself mainly to folkloristic research and his early musical output was influenced by...

    • Violin Sonata

  • David Johnstone
    • Sonata for violin solo (pub. 2008)

  • André Jolivet
    André Jolivet
    André Jolivet was a French composer. Known for his devotion to French culture and musical thought, Jolivet's music draws on his interest in acoustics and atonality as well as both ancient and modern influences in music, particularly on instruments used in ancient times...

    • Violin Sonata (1932)


  • Aram Khachaturian
    Aram Khachaturian
    Aram Ilyich Khachaturian was a prominent Soviet composer. Khachaturian's works were often influenced by classical Russian music and Armenian folk music...

    • Sonata for violin and piano

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold was an Austro-Hungarian film and romantic music composer. While his compositional style was considered well out of vogue at the time he died, his music has more recently undergone a reevaluation and a gradual reawakening of interest...

  • Ernst Krenek
    Ernst Krenek
    Ernst Krenek was an Austrian of Czech origin and, from 1945, American composer. He explored atonality and other modern styles and wrote a number of books, including Music Here and Now , a study of Johannes Ockeghem , and Horizons Circled: Reflections on my Music...

    • Violin Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 3 (1919)
    • 6 sonatinas for violin and piano (without Op. number 61. 1921)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 99 (1945)
    • two sonatas for solo violin (Op. 33, 1925 and Op. 115, 1947)


  • Jean-Marie Leclair
    Jean-Marie Leclair
    Jean-Marie Leclair l'aîné, also known as Jean-Marie Leclair the Elder, was a Baroque violinist and composer. He is considered to have founded the French violin school...

    • violin sonatas (at least Opp. 1, 2, 5, and 9 are sets of sonatas, some alternately for flute)

  • Benjamin Lees
    Benjamin Lees
    Benjamin Lees was a contemporary U.S. composer of Art music, born in Harbin, China, raised in San Francisco and lived in Palm Springs, California.-Early life:...

    • three violin sonatas

  • Paul Le Flem
    Paul Le Flem
    Paul Le Flem was a French composer and music critic. Born in Brittany and living most of his life in Lezardrieux, Le Flem studied at the Schola Cantorum under Vincent d'Indy and Albert Roussel, later teaching at the same establishment, where his pupils included Erik Satie and André Jolivet...

    • Violin Sonata in G minor (1905)

  • Lowell Liebermann
    Lowell Liebermann
    Lowell Liebermann is an American composer, pianist and conductor.At the age of sixteen, Liebermann performed at Carnegie Hall, playing his Piano Sonata, op. 1...

    • Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.46 (1994)

  • Pietro Locatelli
    Pietro Locatelli
    Pietro Antonio Locatelli was an Italian composer and violinist.-Biography:Locatelli was born in Bergamo, Italy. A child prodigy on the violin, he was sent to study in Rome under the direction of Arcangelo Corelli...

    • sonatas for violin with continuo from Opp. 6 and 8


  • Leevi Madetoja
    Leevi Madetoja
    Leevi Antti Madetoja was a Finnish composer.-Life and career:Born in Oulu, he was the son of Antti Madetoja and Anna Hyttinen...

    • Sonatina for violin and piano, Op. 18 (1913)

  • Albéric Magnard
    Albéric Magnard
    Lucien Denis Gabriel Albéric Magnard was a French composer, sometimes referred to as the "French Bruckner", though there are significant differences between the two composers...

    • Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 13

  • Edgar Manas
    Edgar Manas
    - Family :Edgar's father, Alexandre Manas, was the chief translator for the Ottoman Public Debt Administration. The family lineage may be traced back to Caesarea [now Kayseri], where it originated in the mid-sixteenth century...

    • Sonata for Violin and Piano (1923)

  • Bohuslav Martinů
    Bohuslav Martinu
    Bohuslav Martinů was a prolific Czech composer of modern classical music. He was of Czech and Rumanian ancestry. Martinů wrote six symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and a large body of orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. Martinů became a violinist in the Czech Philharmonic...

    • Violin Sonatas 1, 2, 3

  • Giuseppe Martucci
    Giuseppe Martucci
    Giuseppe Martucci was an Italian composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. As a composer and teacher he was influential in reviving Italian interest in non-operatic music. As a conductor he helped to introduce Richard Wagner's operas to Italy and also gave important early concerts of English music...

    • Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 22

  • William Mathias
    William Mathias
    William Mathias CBE was a Welsh composer.-Brief biography:Mathias was born in Whitland, Carmarthenshire. A child prodigy, he started playing the piano at the age of three and composing at the age of five. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Lennox Berkeley, where he was elected a fellow...

    • at least two violin sonatas

  • John Blackwood McEwen
    John Blackwood McEwen
    Sir John Blackwood McEwen was a Scottish classical composer and educator.- Biography :John Blackwood McEwen was born in Hawick in 1868. After initial training in Glasgow, he studied with Ebenezer Prout, Corder and Tobias Matthay at the Royal Academy of Music in London...

    • at least six violin sonatas (No. 6 published 1930 by Oxford University Press)

  • Nikolai Medtner
    Nikolai Medtner
    Nikolai Karlovich Medtner was a Russian composer and pianist.A younger contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin, he wrote a substantial number of compositions, all of which include the piano...

    • Violin Sonata No. 1 in B minor, Op. 21
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 44
    • Violin Sonata No. 3 Epic in E minor, Op. 57

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Felix Mendelssohn
    Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Barthóldy , use the form 'Mendelssohn' and not 'Mendelssohn Bartholdy'. The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians gives ' Felix Mendelssohn' as the entry, with 'Mendelssohn' used in the body text...

    • Violin Sonata in F major
    • Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4
    • Violin Sonata in F major, 1838

  • Peter Mennin
    Peter Mennin
    Peter Mennin was an American composer and teacher. He directed the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, then for many years ran the Juilliard School, succeeding William Schuman in this role...

    • Sonata Concertante

  • Darius Milhaud
    Darius Milhaud
    Darius Milhaud was a French composer and teacher. He was a member of Les Six—also known as The Group of Six—and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. His compositions are influenced by jazz and make use of polytonality...

    • at least two violin sonatas with piano, and one with harpsichord

  • Ernest John Moeran
    Ernest John Moeran
    Ernest John Moeran was an English composer who had strong associations with Ireland .-Early life:...

    • Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart , was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music...

    • some thirty-six violin sonatas
    • The following have pages:
      • Violin Sonatas, KV 6-9
        Violin Sonatas, KV 6-9 (Mozart)
        Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's first four sonatas for keyboard and violin, K. 6-9 are among his earliest works. These were composed by a budding Mozart between 1762 and 1764...

         (1762 – 1764)
      • Violin Sonatas, KV 10-15
        Violin Sonatas, KV 10-15 (Mozart)
        Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's set of six sonatas for keyboard with accompaniment of violin or flute, K. 10-15 were composed in late 1764 in London during the Mozart family's grand tour of Europe. Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom commissioned them on October 25 and the works were dedicated on...

         (1764 – 1765)
      • Violin Sonatas, KV 26-31
        Violin Sonatas, KV 26-31 (Mozart)
        Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's set of six sonatas for keyboard and violin, K. 26-31 were composed in early 1766 in The Hague during the Mozart family's grand tour of Europe. They were dedicated to Princess Caroline of Nassau-Weilburg on the occasion of the eighteenth birthday of her brother, the Prince...

      • Violin Sonata No. 35

  • Nikolai Myaskovsky
    Nikolai Myaskovsky
    Nikolai Yakovlevich Myaskovsky was a Russian and Soviet composer. He is sometimes referred to as the "father of the Soviet symphony".-Early years and first important works:...


  • Lior Navok
    Lior Navok
    Lior Navok is an Israeli classical composer and conductor. He was born in Tel Aviv. His music has been performed in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Mexico by orchestras and ensembles including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Tanglewood Festival...

    • Violin Sonata

  • Oskar Nedbal
    Oskar Nedbal
    Oskar Nedbal was a Czech violist, composer, and conductor of classical music.-Life:Nedbal was born in Tábor, in southern Bohemia. He studied the violin at the Prague Conservatory under Antonín Bennewitz...

    • Violin Sonata in B minor, Op. 9

  • Carl Nielsen
    Carl Nielsen
    Carl August Nielsen , , widely recognised as Denmark's greatest composer, was also a conductor and a violinist. Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age...

    • early sonatas
    • Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 9
    • Violin Sonata in G minor/C major, Op. 35

  • Vítězslav Novák
    Vítezslav Novák
    Vítězslav Novák was one of the most well-respected Czech composers and pedagogues, almost singlehandedly founding a mid-century Czech school of composition...

    • Violin Sonata in D minor (his 27th work, unpublished )


  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski GBE was a Polish pianist, composer, diplomat, politician, and the second Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.-Biography:...

    • Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 13

  • Niccolò Paganini
    Niccolò Paganini
    Niccolò Paganini was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique...

    • Numerous sonatas for violin with piano or guitar

  • Robert Paterson
    Robert Paterson (composer)
    Robert Paterson is an American composer, percussionist and conductor.-Biography:Paterson studied composition with Christopher Rouse, Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson and David Liptak at the Eastman School of Music, graduating in 1995. At Eastman, he was a double major and studied...

  • Gabriel Pierné
    Gabriel Pierné
    Henri Constant Gabriel Pierné was a French composer, conductor, and organist.-Biography:Gabriel Pierné was born in Metz in 1863. His family moved to Paris to escape the Franco-Prussian War. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, gaining first prizes for solfège, piano, organ, counterpoint and fugue...

    • Sonata for violin (or flute), Op. 36

  • Quincy Porter
    Quincy Porter
    Quincy Porter was an American composer and teacher of classical music.Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he went to Yale University where his teachers included Horatio Parker and David Stanley Smith. Porter received two awards while studying music at Yale: the Osborne Prize for Fugue, and the...

    • two violin sonatas (and a No. 0 posthumously published)

  • Francis Poulenc
    Francis Poulenc
    Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and a member of the French group Les six. He composed solo piano music, chamber music, oratorio, choral music, opera, ballet music, and orchestral music...

    • Violin Sonata

  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Sergei Prokofiev
    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor who mastered numerous musical genres and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century...

    • Sonata for two violins in C major, Op. 56
    • Violin Sonata No. 1
      Violin Sonata No. 1 (Prokofiev)
      Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op 80, written between 1938 and 1946 , is one of the darkest and most brooding of the composer's works.The work is about 30 minutes long and is in four movements:...

       in F minor, Op. 80
    • Violin Sonata No. 2
      Violin Sonata No. 2 (Prokofiev)
      Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94 bis, was based on the composer's own Flute Sonata in D, Op. 94, written in 1942 but arranged for violin in 1943 when Prokofiev was living in Perm in the Ural Mountains, a remote shelter for Soviet artists during the Secord World War...

       in D major, Op. 94 (transcribed from flute sonata)
    • Sonata for solo violin in D major, Op. 115 (can also be played by massed unison ensemble.)


  • Joachim Raff
    Joachim Raff
    Joseph Joachim Raff was a German-Swiss composer, teacher and pianist.-Biography:Raff was born in Lachen in Switzerland. His father, a teacher, had fled there from Württemberg in 1810 to escape forced recruitment into the military of that southwestern German state that had to fight for Napoleon in...

    • five violin sonatas (Op. 73 in E minor, Op. 78 in A major, Op. 128 in D major, Op. 129 in one movement in G minor Chromatische and Op. 145 in C minor)

  • Maurice Ravel
    Maurice Ravel
    Joseph-Maurice Ravel was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects...

    • early violin sonata
    • Violin Sonata in G major

  • Alan Rawsthorne
    Alan Rawsthorne
    Alan Rawsthorne was a British composer. He was born in Haslingden, Lancashire, and is buried in Thaxted churchyard in Essex.-Career:...

    • Violin Sonata (1958)

  • Max Reger
    Max Reger
    Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger was a German composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and academic teacher.-Life:...

    • 9 violin sonatas with piano, several unaccompanied (four in op 42, seven in op 91)
      • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 1
      • Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 3
      • Violin Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 41
      • Violin Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 72 (gave rise to a scandal at its premiere with a work by Ludwig Thuille
        Ludwig Thuille
        Ludwig Thuille was a German composer and teacher, numbered for a while among the leading operatic composers of the 'Munich School', whose most famous representative was Richard Strauss.-Biography:...

      • Violin Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp minor, Op. 84
      • Violin Sonata No. 6 in D minor, Op. 103b/1
      • Violin Sonata No. 7 in A major, Op. 103b/2
      • Violin Sonata No. 8 in E minor, Op. 122
      • Violin Sonata No. 9 in C minor, Op. 139
      • (violin version of the clarinet sonata in B-flat major, Op. 107 sometimes included, and the sonatas Op. 103b are sometimes not.)

  • Carl Reinecke
    Carl Reinecke
    Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke was a German composer, conductor, and pianist.-Biography:Reinecke was born in Altona, Hamburg, Germany; until 1864 the town was under Danish rule. He studied with his father, Johann Peter Rudolph Reinecke, a music teacher...

    • Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 116

  • Ottorino Respighi
    Ottorino Respighi
    Ottorino Respighi was an Italian composer, musicologist and conductor. He is best known for his orchestral "Roman trilogy": Fountains of Rome ; Pines of Rome ; and Roman Festivals...

    • Violin Sonata in B minor

  • Josef Rheinberger
    Josef Rheinberger
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger was a German organist and composer, born in Liechtenstein.-Short biography:...

    • Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 77 (1874)
    • Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 105 (1877)

  • George Rochberg
    George Rochberg
    George Rochberg was an American composer of contemporary classical music.-Life:Rochberg was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He attended the Mannes College of Music, where his teachers included George Szell and Hans Weisse, and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Rosario Scalero and...

    • Violin Sonata

  • Guy Ropartz
    • several violin sonatas : No. 1 in D minor (1907), No. 2 in E major (1917), No. 3 in A major (1927)

  • Nikolai Roslavets
    Nikolai Roslavets
    Nikolai Andreevich Roslavets was a significant Soviet modernist composer. Roslavets was a convinced modernist and cosmopolitan thinker; his music was officially suppressed from 1930 onwards....

    • Violin Sonatas 1-6

  • Albert Roussel
    Albert Roussel
    Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel was a French composer. He spent seven years as a midshipman, turned to music as an adult, and became one of the most prominent French composers of the interwar period...

    • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 11
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 28

  • Edmund Rubbra
    Edmund Rubbra
    Edmund Rubbra was a British composer. He composed both instrumental and vocal works for soloists, chamber groups and full choruses and orchestras. He was greatly esteemed by fellow musicians and was at the peak of his fame in the mid-20th century. The most famous of his pieces are his eleven...

    • Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 11 (1925)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 31 (1931)
    • Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 133 (premiered 1968)

  • Anton Rubinstein
    Anton Rubinstein
    Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein was a Russian-Jewish pianist, composer and conductor. As a pianist he was regarded as a rival of Franz Liszt, and he ranks amongst the great keyboard virtuosos...

    • Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 13
    • Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 19
    • Violin Sonata in B minor, Op. 98


  • Camille Saint-Saëns
    Camille Saint-Saëns
    Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was a French Late-Romantic composer, organist, conductor, and pianist. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah, Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto No. 1, Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and his Symphony...

    • Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 75 (1885)
    • Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 102 (1896)

  • Philipp Scharwenka
    Philipp Scharwenka
    Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka was a German composer and teacher of music. He was the older brother of Xaver Scharwenka.- Early training :...

    • Violin Sonata in B minor, Op. 110 (by 1900)

  • Xaver Scharwenka
    Xaver Scharwenka
    Franz Xaver Scharwenka was a German pianist, composer and teacher. He was the brother of Philipp Scharwenka , who was also a composer and teacher of music.- Life and career :...

    • Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 2

  • Florent Schmitt
    Florent Schmitt
    Florent Schmitt was a French composer.-Early life:A Lorrainer, born in Meurthe-et-Moselle, Schmitt originally took music lessons in Nancy with the local composer Gustave Sandré. Subsequently he entered the Paris Conservatoire. There he studied with Gabriel Fauré, Jules Massenet, Théodore Dubois,...

    • Sonate libre en deux parties enchaînées (ad modum clementis aquæ) Op.68, vn, pf (1918-19)

  • Alfred Schnittke
    Alfred Schnittke
    Alfred Schnittke ; November 24, 1934 – August 3, 1998) was a Russian and Soviet composer. Schnittke's early music shows the strong influence of Dmitri Shostakovich. He developed a polystylistic technique in works such as the epic First Symphony and First Concerto Grosso...

    • Violin Sonatas Nos. 1, 2, 3

  • Othmar Schoeck
    Othmar Schoeck
    Othmar Schoeck was a Swiss composer and conductor.He was known mainly for his considerable output of art songs and song cycles, though he also wrote a number of operas and instrumental compositions including two string quartets and...

  • Franz Schubert
    Franz Schubert
    Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer.Although he died at an early age, Schubert was tremendously prolific. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies , liturgical music, operas, some incidental music, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music...

    • Violin Sonatinas in D major, A minor, G minor
    • Violin Sonata in A major

  • Ervin Schulhoff
    • Violin Sonata Op.7 (1913)
    • Violin Sonata No.2 (1927)

  • Robert Schumann
    Robert Schumann
    Robert Schumann, sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic era....

    • Violin Sonata No. 1
      Violin Sonata No. 1 (Schumann)
      The violin sonata no. 1 in A minor, opus 105 of Robert Schumann was written the week of September 12– 16 September 1851. Schumann was reported to have expressed displeasure with the work...

       in A minor, Op. 105 (1851)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121 (1851)
    • collaboration
      Classical music written in collaboration
      In classical music, it is relatively rare for a work to be written in collaboration by multiple composers. This contrasts with popular music, where it is common for more than one person to contribute to the music for a song...

       with Johannes Brahms
      Johannes Brahms
      Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene...

       and Albert Dietrich
      Albert Dietrich
      Albert Hermann Dietrich , was a German composer and conductor, remembered less for his own achievements than for his friendship with Johannes Brahms.Dietrich was born at Golk, near Meissen...

       in the F-A-E Sonata for Joseph Joachim
      Joseph Joachim
      Joseph Joachim was a Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher. A close collaborator of Johannes Brahms, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th century.-Origins:...

    • Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor — third and fourth movements from the F-A-E sonata (1853)

  • Roger Sessions
    Roger Sessions
    Roger Huntington Sessions was an American composer, critic, and teacher of music.-Life:Sessions was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a family that could trace its roots back to the American revolution. His mother, Ruth Huntington Sessions, was a direct descendent of Samuel Huntington, a signer of...

    • Sonata for Solo Violin

  • Alexander Shchetynsky
    Alexander Shchetynsky
    Alexander Shchetynsky is a Ukrainian composer. Born on 22 June 1960 in Kharkiv, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union. His work list includes compositions in various forms ranging from solo instrumental to orchestral, choral pieces and operas....

    • Sonata for Violin and Piano (1990)
    • Sonata for Solo Violin (2009)

  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Soviet Russian composer and one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century....

    • Violin Sonata
      Violin Sonata (Shostakovich)
      Dmitri Shostakovich composed Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 134 in the autumn of 1968 in Moscow, completing it October 23. It is set in three movements and lasts approximately 31 minutes. Op. 134, along with The Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 77 and Violin Concerto No. 2 Op...

      , Op. 134 (1968)

  • Jean Sibelius
    Jean Sibelius
    Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period whose music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. His mastery of the orchestra has been described as "prodigious."...

    • Violin Sonata in F major, JS 178 (1889)

  • Robert Simpson
    Robert Simpson (composer)
    Robert Simpson was an English composer and long-serving BBC producer and broadcaster.He is best known for his orchestral and chamber music , and for his writings on the music of Beethoven, Bruckner, Nielsen and Sibelius. He studied composition under Herbert Howells...

    • Sonata for Violin and Piano, in two movements (1984)

  • Ethel Smyth
    Ethel Smyth
    Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, DBE was an English composer and a leader of the women's suffrage movement.- Early career :...

    • Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 7 (published 1887) (Not mentioned in the list of works linked to in the article but recorded on Troubadisc and noted in published articles- Dale's in Oct. 1949 Music & Letters.)

  • Louis Spohr
    Louis Spohr
    Louis Spohr was a German composer, violinist and conductor. Born Ludewig Spohr, he is usually known by the French form of his name. Described by Dorothy Mayer as "The Forgotten Master", Spohr was once as famous as Beethoven. As a violinist, his virtuoso playing was admired by Queen Victoria...

    • Sonatas for violin and harp

  • Charles Villiers Stanford
    Charles Villiers Stanford
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford was an Irish composer who was particularly notable for his choral music. He was professor at the Royal College of Music and University of Cambridge.- Life :...

    • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 11, 1877? (notes for another recording give 1880)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 70, 1898
    • Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 165, 1919

  • Wilhelm Stenhammar
    Wilhelm Stenhammar
    Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar was a Swedish composer, conductor and pianist.-Biography:Stenhammar was born in Stockholm, where he received his first musical education. He then went to Berlin to further his studies in music. He became a glowing admirer of German music, particularly that of Richard...

    • Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 19 (1899/1900)

  • Richard Strauss
    Richard Strauss
    Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his Lieder, especially his Four Last Songs; and his tone poems and orchestral works, such as Death and Transfiguration, Till...

  • Karol Szymanowski
    Karol Szymanowski
    Karol Maciej Szymanowski was a Polish composer and pianist.-Life:Szymanowski was born into a wealthy land-owning Polish gentry family in Tymoszówka, then in the Russian Empire, now in Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine. He studied music privately with his father before going to Gustav Neuhaus'...

    • Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 9 (1904)


  • Germaine Tailleferre
    Germaine Tailleferre
    Germaine Tailleferre was a French composer and the only female member of the famous composers' group Les Six.-Biography:...

    • two violin sonatas (first from 1921; the second, from 1951 a transcription of her violin concerto )

  • Sergei Taneyev
    Sergei Taneyev
    Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev , was a Russian composer, pianist, teacher of composition, music theorist and author.-Life:...

    • Violin Sonata in A minor

  • Giuseppe Tartini
    Giuseppe Tartini
    Giuseppe Tartini was an Italian baroque composer and violinist.-Biography:Tartini was born in Piran, a town on the peninsula of Istria, in the Republic of Venice to Gianantonio – native of Florence – and Caterina Zangrando, a descendant of one of the oldest aristocratic Piranian families.It...

    • Devil's Trill sonata
      Devil's Trill Sonata
      The Violin Sonata in G minor, more famously known as the Devil's Trill Sonata is a famous work for solo violin by Giuseppe Tartini , famous for being extremely technically demanding, even today....

       and many others

  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    Georg Philipp Telemann
    Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually...

    • Canonic Sonatas for Two Violins

  • Eduard Tubin
    Eduard Tubin
    -Life:Tubin was born in Torila, Governorate of Livonia, Estonia. Both his parents were music lovers, and his father played trumpet and trombone in the village band. His first taste of music came at school where he learned flute and balalaika. Later, his father swapped a cow for a piano, and the...


  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Ralph Vaughan Williams OM was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores. He was also a collector of English folk music and song: this activity both influenced his editorial approach to the English Hymnal, beginning in 1904, in which he included many...

    • Violin Sonata in A minor

  • Louis Vierne
    Louis Vierne
    Louis Victor Jules Vierne was a French organist and composer.-Life:Louis Vierne was born in Poitiers, Vienne, nearly blind due to congenital cataracts, but at an early age was discovered to have an unusual gift for music. Louis Victor Jules Vierne (8 October 1870 – 2 June 1937) was a French...

  • Giovanni Battista Viotti
    Giovanni Battista Viotti
    Giovanni Battista Viotti was an Italian violinist whose virtuosity was famed and whose work as a composer featured a prominent violin and an appealing lyrical tunefulness...

    • Six published sonatas for violin and bass, Op. 4 (about 1788), six without Opus number. (Recorded on Dynamic S2002-4)

  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Antonio Vivaldi
    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi , nicknamed because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice. Vivaldi is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe...

    • Twelve sonatas (Op. 2), six sonatas (Op. 5) and other various, such as the recently (1970s) discovered 'Manchester Sonatas'. Also the Op. 1 twelve sonatas, though these are for two violins and technically are trio sonatas.

  • Georg Joseph Vogler
    Georg Joseph Vogler
    Georg Joseph Vogler, also known as Abbé Vogler , was a German composer, organist, teacher and theorist.Vogler was born at Pleichach in Würzburg...

    • Six Sonatas Op. 3


  • William Walton
    William Walton
    Sir William Turner Walton OM was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera...

    • Violin Sonata (1949/rev 1950)

  • Carl Maria von Weber
    Carl Maria von Weber
    Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school....

    • 6 violin sonatas, J 99-104, Op. 10: F, D minor, G, E flat, A major-minor, C (also played as flute sonatas.)

  • Mieczysław Weinberg
    • a violin sonatina, five sonatas with piano, and three solo sonatas

  • Herman Whitfield III
    • Violin Sonata No. 1 (2003)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2 (2008)
    • Violin Sonata No. 3 (2010)

  • Charles-Marie Widor
    Charles-Marie Widor
    Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor was a French organist, composer and teacher.-Life:Widor was born in Lyon, to a family of organ builders, and initially studied music there with his father, François-Charles Widor, titular organist of Saint-François-de-Sales from 1838 to 1889...

  • Stefan Wolpe
    Stefan Wolpe
    Stefan Wolpe was a German-born composer.-Life:Wolpe was born in Berlin. He attended the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory from the age of fourteen, and the Berlin Hochschule für Musik in 1920-1921. He studied composition under Franz Schreker and was also a pupil of Ferruccio Busoni...

    • Violin Sonata (1949)

  • Charles Wuorinen
    Charles Wuorinen
    Charles Peter Wuorinen is a prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer born and living in New York City. His catalog of more than 250 compositions includes works for orchestra, opera, chamber music, as well as solo instrumental and vocal works...

    • Sonata for Violin and Piano (1988)

See also

  • Violin
    The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which includes the viola and cello....

  • Bassoon sonata
    Bassoon sonata
    A bassoon sonata is a sonata for bassoon, often with piano accompaniment. Sonatas written for bassoon were relatively uncommon until the second half of the twentieth century. Occasionally, sonatas written for bassoon can also be performed on cello...

  • Cello sonata
    Cello sonata
    A cello sonata is usually a sonata written for cello and piano, though other instrumentations are used, such as solo cello. The most famous Romantic-era cellos sonatas are those written by Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven...

  • Clarinet sonata
    Clarinet Sonata
    A clarinet sonata is piece of music in sonata form for clarinet, often with piano accompaniment.The Clarinet Sonatas by Brahms are of special significance to the clarinet repertoire...

  • Flute sonata
    Flute sonata
    A flute sonata is a sonata usually for flute and piano, though occasionally other accompanying instruments may be used. Flute sonatas in the Baroque period were very often accompanied in the form of basso continuo.-List of Flute Sonatas:*George Antheil...

  • Piano sonata
    Piano sonata
    A piano sonata is a sonata written for a solo piano. Piano sonatas are usually written in three or four movements, although some piano sonatas have been written with a single movement , two movements , five or even more movements...

  • Viola sonata
    Viola sonata
    The viola sonata is a sonata for viola, sometimes with other instruments, usually piano. The earliest viola sonatas are difficult to date for a number of reasons:...

  • String instrument repertoire
    String instrument repertoire
    -Solo instruments:*Violin:**Violin solo**Violin and piano**Violin concertos**Two violins*Viola:**Viola solo**Viola and piano**Viola concertos*Cello:**Cello solo**Cello and piano**Cello ensemble pieces**Cello concertos*Double bass:**Double bass solo...

  • List of compositions for two violins‎
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