Sonata for Violoncello & Piano

The Sonata for Violoncello and Piano was composed during the autumn of 1983. The sonata is cast in one movement, beginning with a slow introduction followed by an aggressive theme, later balanced by a contrastingly lyrical second theme. The entire piece is based on a single tone row which serves as the harmonic and melodic motivation for the compositional aspects of the music. It is however not an atonal piece, drawing from the various modal implications contained within the row as it unfolds, and which is never treated as a theme itself. The sonata was first performed by ‘cellist Karen Patch and pianist Gary Clark in recital at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute at the University of Southern California on April 5, 1984.

Sonata for Violoncello & Piano

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  • This includes the Program Notes as a separate PDF, and the PDF musical score file.