SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

Composed: 1987
Premiere:  Interlochen National Music Camp, Interlochen, MI, August 6, 1987
Duration: 11 minutes

PROGRAM NOTES

I.  Andante
II. Con Fuoco

Inspired by the tradition sonatas for violin and piano, both instruments in this work are equal and play soloistic roles.  The piano sets the mood of distant and dreamlike motion while the violin part is song like and sustained in the Andante.  Building in agitation, the movement ends by returning to the opening material heard in a new way.  The second movement, Con Fuoco, is a technical tour de force for both instruments, showy and yet dark and relentless.