General information
Title CZArietta
Subtitle CZpro housle a klavír
Title ENAriette
Subtitle ENfor violin and piano
Title DEAriette
Subtitle DEfür Violine und Klavier
Title FRAriette
Subtitle FRpour violon et piano
CategoryChamber Music
Halbreich number188 A
Parts of the composition (movements)Allegro
Durata1' 30''
InstrumentsVl Pf
Place of compositionParis
Year of origin1930
Initiation of composition1930
Completion of composition1930
First performance
Autograph deposition
Note on the autograph depostitionAutograph missing. *** Transcription of the composition Vocalise - Étude for middle voice and piano. See H 188.
CopyrightÉditions Alphonse Leduc, Paris
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Éditions Alphonse Leduc, Paris, 1979
Call number at the BM Institute: 1060
Specification of the edition: Re-edition of the 1st edition (1931)
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About the composition

As its title suggests, Arietta is a transcription of a brief didactic composition (entitled Vocalise) of which Martinů later made an arrangement intended for either violin or cello. This would also account for the relative technical simplicity of the piece - for it was composed originally with the possibilities of the human voice in mind - as well as for the total absence of specific violin techniques and double stopping.

Aleš Březina, Martinů: Works for Violin and Piano 2, © 1999 Supraphon Music a.s 

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