Sonata (solo piano)
by David Hush (1992)
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Sonata is dedicated to the memory of the Romanian-born pianist Clara Haskil, a greatly gifted artist from the earlier part of the twentieth century. One of the most distinctive qualities of the recordings Haskil made is a certain orchestral sonority, especially with her Beethoven. In the Sonata I seek to capture these qualities in addition to the spiritual world evoked by Haskil's music. Finally, the Sonata reflects a concern for structural compression that was influenced by late Beethoven; this influence seems appropriate given the close connection that Haskil evidently felt to that composer.
Duration: 10 min.
Contents note: In 2 movements.
Dedication note: "Clara Haskil in memoriam"
First performance: by David Holzman — 16 May 99. Monmouth, NJ, USA
- In the form/style of: Sonatas
Performances of this work
5 Oct 12: The King's School, Parramatta. Featuring Jeanell Carrigan.
16 Sep 01: Sydney. Featuring Julie Adam.
6 Dec 00: Sydney. Featuring Evgeny Ukhanov.
10 Nov 99: Sydney. Featuring Evgeny Ukhanov.
16 May 99: Monmouth, NJ, USA. Featuring David Holzman.
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