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Lane Richard Viola Sonata No 3 Va14

Richard Lane

Sonata N° 3

for viola and piano

Richard Lane Series


VA14 -

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About the Sonata N° 3

For form and style, this sonata belongs in a category with Schubert’s Arpeggione, Schumann’s Märchenbilder and other traditional staples of the viola’s repertoire, and it would fit well in a recital program where those works do. In structure, it is quite traditional. However, Lane’s voice, though firmly rooted in Romanticism (especially harmonically), gives the work a more modern perspective as well. As would be expected, there are some twentieth-century American traits in this work to be sure, but one can also detect some French influence, especially in the first movement, which is not present in most of his other compositions.

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Richard Lane

Richard Lane (1933-2004)

On September 3, 2004, a police patrol intercepted a convertible Ford Mustang that was zigzagging out of control. Richard Lane had just left Cape Cod, where he spent his summers composing, and suffered a stroke while driving back to his home in Paterson, New Jersey. He was urgently taken to Newark University Hospital, but nine days later, he passed... Read more