Following the completion of his Cello Sonata and Piano Sonata, Strauss began working on his Violin Sonata in 1887, and finished it in 1888. It was during this time that Strauss fell in love with Pauline de Ahna, the soprano whom he would later wed, and his amorous feelings can be heard throughout the piece.

Date of composition 1888 (1887-1888)
Premiered 1888, October 3rd in Munich, Germany
First published 1888
Type Sonata
Tonality E-flat Major
Catalogue TrV 151
Approx. duration 27 minutes
Instruments Violin
Autotranslations beta Richard Strauss: Sonate pour violon en mi bémol majeur, TrV 151
Richard Strauss: Sonata per violino in mi bemolle maggiore, TrV 151
Richard Strauss: Sonate für Violine Es-dur, TrV 151