Neil Gladd
Sonata I for solo Mandolin (1983)

The Sonata I for Solo Mandolin was composed between 1980 and 1983, and was first performed at A Festival of Mandolins in Providence, RI on July 8, 1983. The Sonata was a deliberate attempt to combine the virtuoso mandolin techniques of the 18th and 19th centuries with the musical language of 20th century, unlike my earlier Partita a Dodici Toni, which drew its inspiration more from the solo violin music of Bach.

The Sonata was previously published by Plucked String Editions in 1984 as PSE 015, but the music and program notes have both been reedited for this edition. It has also been note-set, while the original edition was hand copied. Since the first publication, the Sonata has received many performances around the world by mandolinists in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan and Australia. I recorded it on the 1984 LP, "The Solo Mandolin: Baroque to Modern," and Florentino Calvo recorded it on the 2002 CD, Récital de Mandoline, Volume 1, on the La Follia Madrigal label.

Catalog # NGP 1006
ISMN: 979-0-800030-06-2
Price: $8.00

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