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Piano sonata No. II

Sheet Music: Score

Piano sonata No. II / Nigel Westlake

by Nigel Westlake (2004)

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  • Instrumentation: Piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Michael Kieran Harvey from the CD Broadway boogie


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In a single continuous movement, the Piano sonata No. II is comprised of two clearly defined sections. It opens with a series of sustained & fluid gestures, somewhat introverted & contemplative in character, marked "very freely with expression".

The second section is introduced by a "teasing" of dissonant figures in the upper register, leading to highly virtuosic music driven by a powerful rhythmic impetuous. Perhaps the antithesis of Debussy's "piano without hammers" where the "fingers should penetrate the notes", the piano now becomes a mechanism for the exploration of agitated percussive textures & poly rhythms, incorporating vague references to jazz "stride" & allusions to Rock n' Roll piano "licks".

Published by: Rimshot Music — 1 score (20p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 12 mins

Commission info: Composed for Michael Kieran Harvey under the auspices of the A.N.U. as part of the H.C. Coombs creative arts fellowship 2004.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 6 Aug 07.

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Broadway boogie
CD: Broadway boogie / Michael Kieran Harvey, [piano].

Piano sonata no. II
MP3: Piano sonata no. II / Nigel Westlake ; performed by Michael Kieran Harvey


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