Sonata in D minor n. 17
for solo harp
Sonata in D minor n. 17 is a composition for solo harp by the composer Domenico Cimarosa. Transcription by Gabriella Bosio
From the introductory note:
This Sonata in D minor, made fluid by the cut tempo, is a poignant melody that unravels for the duration of the composition. In the central major part, the melodic tension grows, and the same happens in the reprise, where the initial melody is enriched by a notable chromatic tension. La Coda then seems to express a sad resignation to the sweet melancholy that pervades the entire composition.
The first partial print was published in Paris by M. Eschig in 1925/26, edited by F. Boghen; the choices followed by E. Lukomskij (Moscow 1961), Z. Sliwinski (Krakow 1971), V. Vitale and C. Bruno (Milan 1971/72), and by M. Crudeli (Milan 1975).
This harp transcription of the Sonata in D minor n. 17 is based on the Florentine manuscript found in the Boghen, Sliwinski and Crudeli editions. The piece is published courtesy of the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory Library in Florence.