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According to Gurney; Sonatine by Xander Hunfeld

According to Gurney; Sonatine by Xander Hunfeld


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June Emerson: ACCORDING TO GURNEY Sonatine

A few words from Xander Hunfeld

The melodic shape is a small set of mutually successive tones in different height. Gurney calls this phenomenon the ideal movement. According to Wittgenstein a sentence is not a mixture of words, just as the musical theme is not a mixture of tones. Both are articulate. A musical theme is composed of musical motifs. These are melodic fragments that are recognized by a rhythm. Gurney and Wittgenstein both inspired me to write this little sonata. Schubert’s D803 was also on the desk!

As a composer Xander Hunfeld embraces the philosopher Karl Popper’s distinction between objective and subjective music. He exerts his musical gifts and emotions to musical matters in a constant give-and-take between himself and his works. In other words, he always uses himself as a test subject.


Scoring: Trio for Bb clarinet, violin and piano

Standard: advanced (Advanced)
Length:   9.46 minutes approx


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