Sonata : for piano.
by Dorian Le Gallienne (1951)
Performance by Tamara Smolyar from the CD selection of twentieth century Australian piano music. Disc 2.
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This Sonata was first published by The Australian Music Fund in 1969. That edition contains the following note, signed R.H. which is presumed to be the composer Robert Hughes, a contemporary and friend of Le Gallienne":
"The three movements of this sonata were composed during the latter part of 1950 and early in 1951. Although the composer had not written a finale, he permitted public performance of the completed movements as an unfinished sonata. It was played by David Fox at a concert of Le Gallienne's music in Melbourne on 9th July 1951. At that time, there was no doubt that he had planned a work in four movements, but there is no evidence that it was ever completed. No sketches for a finale could be found among the Mss collected after his death in 1963"
Duration: 18 min.
Contents note: Allegro moderato -- Presto (alla marcia) -- Molto lento.
Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australasian Music Fund.
- In the form/style of: Sonatas
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