Sonata for bassoon and piano is one of Świder’s first works for a wind instrument. It was written most probably in the years 1953–1954, under a clear influence of neo-classicist stylistics. The only documented performance took place on 5th May 1955 in Katowice, or Stalinogród, as such was the name of that city in those days.
The first part of Sonata is written in a form of scherzando of a light and witty character, where the composer fully uses the facture and bassoon’s sound potential. The second part, full of meditation and cantilena, bears a particular expression of lower registers of the instrument. Part three is a traditional minuet in moderato tempo, with stylised folk elements in the middle fragment. The last part resumes the scherzo form, capped by a cadenza written by Marek Barański, in which – attempting to imitate the language of Józef Świder’s compositions that include numerous elements of a synthetic finale – he included most music concepts outlined in the entire Sonata.
- ISMN 979-0-2740-1800-9
- Language of edition: eng, pol
- Number of pages: 24+8
- Cover: softcover
- No. of edition: 1
- Published: 2016
score and parts