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Sketch Nr. 15 pour violon et piano | for violin and piano: Lev Gunin (compositeur / composer)

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25 Sketches (or Etudes) for violin and piano were composed in 1985-1987 in Minsk and Bobruisk (Belarus), but the original manuscript was confiscated or stolen, when the author was deported from his native Belarus, and was taken by force (with his family) from Warsaw to a non-European country, notoriously known for violation of international law and war crimes. Just one (Nr. 15) of all 25 pieces survived occasionally, because of the separate draft copy. Unfortunately, all original articulation and expression remarks were lost. Some of the Sketches might be still kept by Igor Kornelyuk (author’s schoolmate from Brest and friend; later famous composer in St.-Petersburg) and Dmitri Br. Smolski (leading symphonist in Belarus, author’s short-time teacher). Restored from this single draft and converted into the digital format in 2014, this piece was slightly edited, but the articulation and expression remarks are probably lacking the integrity of the original. Still, this is a brilliant, advanced, smart by ideas and realization piece of music

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