Piano Sonata #2 in D-flat major (Tribute to Scarlatti)

The Piano Sonata #2 in D-flat major was written in emulation of the keyboard sonatas of Scarlatti, and is intended to embody something of the lightness of touch, quickness of harmonic progress, wittiness of melodic character and bipartite formal structure associated with that great master of the harpsichord repertoire. The sonata is cast in one movement and follows the traditional sonata-allegro form, with repeats. The opening theme is a spirited Allegro energico that keeps the listener off-balance by shifting the meter from triple to duple almost by a sleight-of-hand. This melody is matched by a Spanish-sounding theme reminiscent of the chromatic colors of the Baroque period. These two themes are engagingly deployed through the development sequence, evolving seamlessly into the recapitulation. The piece culminates with an almost Haydnesque coda that delicately dissolves into the final resolution. This sonata, transposed up a semitone to D major, serves as the foundation for the finale of the Concerto for Violin and Viola.

Piano Sonata #2 in D-flat major (Tribute to Scarlatti)

$5.00Price
  • This includes the Program Notes as a separate PDF, the Mp3 audio files for each movement and the PDF musical score file.

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