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M. Glinka - Sonata in D minor Originally composed for the viola and later on transcribed for clarinet, is a fine work in romantic style. The work is full of singing melodies, accompanied by rich harmonies. This Sonata lends itself rather comfortably to the double bass. It is a recommended piece for advanced high school students, very suitable for college students and could be a great addition to any professional recital.

My Favorite Sonatas

In this new series of arrangements, Michael Klinghoffer shares his arrangements of well known sonatas that he has performed and recorded. The sonatas are all in standard orchestral tuning and in the original keys the pieces were composed in. The arrangements include Michael’s suggestions for fingerings and bowings. All piano accompaniments are readily available at any library and on the internet.


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Glinka Sonata in d minor (Originally for Viola)

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