Piano Sonata

Piano Sonata

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Instrumentation
Piano solo
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
17
Movements
Maestoso; Agitato
Adagio e molto cantabile
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  • "David Froom's sonata is a charged and clangorous work, intensely dramatic yet deeply formal. . . It has a truculent romanticism and a hard passion, and made a strong first impression.  It will be good to hear it again."  Tim Page, The New York Times, October 1, 1985
  • "It's a work that starts big, and stays big, almost without letup, throughout the excited first movement.  In the quiet, thoughtful second movement, dissonances are used in the service of exquisite feeling . . . The finale seems to be running as fast as it can, with a brief pause to hark back to the mood of the second movement before taking off again to a finish in climactic octaves, as if to recall the octaves with which the work began."  William Glackin, The Sacramento Bee, November 14, 1991
  • ". . . a late entry in the century's long list of big, rhetorical, dissonant Statements for piano . . . Froom has an inventive mind and a complete compositional arsenal, fully deployed in this piece.  Scott Wheeler, Fanfare Magazine, March/April 1992

 

Comments

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First Perfomance
1981, Columbia University
Recording
Eliza Garth, Centaur CRC 2103
Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author

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Ensemble Type
solo keyboard
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froompnosonata1.mp3
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