New York: Independent Music Publishers, . Large folio (281 x 383 mm). Black spiral-bound stiff textured wrappers. [i] (title), -13, (first movement), -6 (second movement), -11 (third movement), [i] (blank) pp., with some secondary pagination. Photographic reproduction of composer's autograph manuscript notated on 20-stave printed music paper "Maestro No. 106." Date to lower right corner of final page of music: "March 28, 1948."
Scarce. WorldCat (2 copies only, at the University of California Berkeley and the University of North Carolina Greensboro).
Although styled "no. 1," the work remained Shifrin's only cello sonata, and modern work lists, including the one in Grove inline, omit the number.
"American composer [Shifrin] received [his degrees] at Columbia University where he studied primarily with [Otto] Luening... On a Fulbright scholarship in 1951–2 he studied in Paris with Milhaud... During the 1950s Shifrin was associated with a small group of composers in New York, including Babbitt, Perle and Monod, who were deeply involved with the Second Viennese School. Yet Shifrin’s music from this time is loosely tonal." Charles Kaufman and Martin H. Boykan in Grove online. Item #25192
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