Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1

on a purpose-selected tone row


1. Adagietto - Andante ...
2. Presto ma non troppo ... Prestissimo
3. Grave

Date Duration Listen
16 May 2013 25'39" Realization (.MP3) Score (.PDF)
35.2 MB 316 KB

This piece must be the crowning jewel, thus far, of my long campaign to create thoroughly convential-sounding music out of serial elements. The sonata-allegro movement of this composition alone sounds almost as though it were entirely diatonic: something on the order of the Franck sonata, perhaps, in its harmonic language. If I hadn't written it myself, I might have completely missed the fact it is based upon a tone row.

Whither, then, forward from here? Good question!

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