Suite for violin op. 50
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Suite for violin op. 50
Written during winter 2013 -2014 the Suite for violin op. 50 which duration is 15 mn is composed of four movements. It is dedicated to Hélène Schmitt.
The first movement is a prelude composed of a theme followed by six variations. The character of the prelude is melodic.
The second movement is a fugue built on a theme of two measures.
The first four entries ( measure 1-12) are based on the four strings of the violin :
first entry measure 1 on G, then measure 3 on D , then measure 6 on A and finally measure 11 on E.
After a fugal episode based on a part of the subject we will find a supplementary entry on B at measure 18.
At measure 26 we will notice the appearance of the subject and the counter -subject by contrary motion with a departure on the note F #. The subject and the counter -subject will be given again by contrary motion with a departure on C # at the measure 30.
At measure 37, a canon is given between the subject and its answer on the note G. It will return on the note D at measure 41.
At measure 46 the subject and counter-subject are exposed by contrary motion on the note A.
They will be given again by contrary motion on the note E at measure 49. After a period of fugal episodes, we will find again the subject and its counter-subject at measure 62 with a departure on the note G.
The fugue concludes in a luminous climate.
The third movement is a song composed of a theme given during the first ten measures. Its structure is twice 5 measures. It will be given by contrary motion with a departure on B flat with a departure at the end of measure 14. Then it will be presented with a canon at the octave at measure 20.
A second thematic element is given on measure 28, it is composed of ascending and descending arpeggios.
Measure 30 sees the return of the first theme with a two voices writing.
The recapitulation of the theme is given at the end of measure 42, accompanied by pizzicato played by the left hand.
The movement ends in a calm and serene atmosphere.
The Final is an enjoying theme of eight measures composed of two parts well distinct : an ascending arpeggio followed by a motive of quavers dotted semi quavers.
It will be developed with eight variations and concludes the work in a dynamic climate.
(c) Florentine Mulsant, 2012