The classical “Sonata no. 1,” op. 8 by Jean-Baptiste Cardon (1760–1803), for harp and violin, appears here in a revised edition by Rainer Templin. It is a welcome addition to the sparsely existing classical repertoire for the chamber music ensemble violin and harp. Included in this edition are the full score, a separate violin part, background information about the composer, and performance notes. (See below for an excerpt from the notes.)
This piece is available as a PDF download for $14.00.
Length: Score is 16 pgs.; violin part is 4 pgs.
Duration: 8:15 (without repeats)
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Jean-Baptiste Cardon was born in 1760 in Rethel in the Champagne region of France. His father, Jean-Guillain Cardon, was a violinist and composer, and in 1761 moved to Paris with his family, where Jean-Baptiste grew up. Already at the age of 20, he became known as a harp virtuoso and even as a harp teacher on the service of the Countess d’Artois.