A Schubert Sonata

Choreography by: Richard Tanner

Music by: Franz Schubert

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Credits

Music
Sonata in A Major, Opus 162, D. 574 for Violin and Piano (1817)
Premiere
February 10, 1994, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Wendy Whelan, Nikolaj Hübbe, Yvonne Borree, Ethan Stiefel, Benjamin Bowman, Monique Meunier, Jock Soto

Length
21 Min.
Costumes by
Holly Hynes
Lighting by
Mark Mongold

Schubert created this four-movement work for violin and piano at the age of 20. The ballet is set on seven dancers. The music's youthful exuberance and joy is revealed in the first movement's pas de deux, the pas de trois of the second movement, the third movement pas de deux, and the spirited reunion of all in the ballet's fourth movement finale. The costumes were designed by Holly Hynes and the lighting was designed by Mark Mongold.