Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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 D 1946. "Written for May O'DonneU" (the dancer).
 M (a) Ink piano score on 17 masters, paged as above
(b) Pencil sketches for movements 1 and 3, 9p
704 Sinfonia for Two Violins and Piano 1946
Allegretto - Trio: Poco meno mosso
 D 1946
 M Pencil draft: holograph only from ml7 in Violin I part, total 73m,
plus repeat and D. C.; ml-17 and all of Violin II part are by a copyist.
Piano part lacking.
705 Sonata for Violin and Piano 1945
(1) Hymn. Largo, with intense tone, pl-3 [ = 674]
(2) In fuguing style. Allegro maestoso, p3-10
(3) Ballad. Lento cantabile, pll-13
(4) Jig. Vivace (♩ = 132 or more) - Meno mosso - Tempo I, pl4-17
(5) Finale. Vivace - Allegro non troppo, pi 8-24
 D 1946. HC to Olive Cowell, 29 May 1945: "I wrote a new violin piece
over the weekend [111], one which I had promised for Szigeti." Also
to her, 11 Jun 1945: "I finished a Sonata for violin and piano last
week?a major work in 4 mvts." Yet on 18 Jan 1946, to Olive and
Harry Cowell: "... much to do?finish Violin Sonata." Even that
was not the end of it: later in 1946 he added the 5th movement at
Szigeti's request. Here, as with certain other works, his caption date
obviously is a starting date and not a date of completion. "For Joseph
Szigeti" (captions).
 F At one of the Evenings on the Roof, Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los
Angeles, 10 Nov 1947, by Sol Babitz (violin) with HC (but note that
the work had been published some 5 months earlier). Szigeti had re-
quested the Sonata and it is dedicated to him, but he delayed so long
getting the piece under his fingers that Babitz in Los Angeles and
Madeline Carabo Cone in New York got in ahead of him. It was 6
Feb 1949 before Szigeti, Joseph Levine assisting, finally played the
Sonata, in Carnegie Hall, New York. One of the critics made the not
unusual mistake of thinking the work was an "adaptation" of an
"early-nineteenth-century American work."
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