From the Publisher
This revision of the violin part has been done with the aim to find an artistic approach which provides solutions to the technical problem in accordance with the musical content of this ingenious conposition. The drive for this revision came from my experience with the youngest violinists of the Kocian Violin Competition. An exerienced teacher may, however, adjust this version to the technical abilities of his/her pupil. Vaclav Snitil
Zdenek Fibich (1850-1900), together with Bedrich Smetana and Antonín Dvorák, is one of the most distinctive composers of the Czech musical Romanticism of the second half of the 19th century. The Sonatina for violin and piano in D minor Op. 27 comes from Fibich’s early creative period. The author composed it in 1869 in Paris, where he moved to after two years of study at the Leipzig Conservatory to continue his preparations for an artistic career. In the context of Fibich’s chamber music works, the Sonatina is one of his most played pieces and has become a permanent part of the violin repertoire of beginning musicians. The violin part (fingering and bowing) was revised by Václav Snítil.