- for flute and piano
- 07' 00"
- one movement
|Score (490k)||pages 1-4||© Gao Ping|
|Recording (703k)||0'00" - 1'00"||© Atoll Records|
Sonatine – Dialogue between Wind and Snow was written in December of 2002. This piece was meant to be a sister piece of a much earlier miniature called Dawn (1994). But as it was finished and performed, I thought it stood on its own quite well. A tonal and more conventional style was used in order to fit the two pieces together.
This piece has a carefree, fresh, and uncomplicated character. The musical ideas are often presented in polyphonic textures to give a sense of dialogue. I had a good time writing it and it was finished quite quickly. The winter of 2002 was exceptionally snowy and windy in Cincinnati where I was residing at the time, and some of the ideas came to me while I was watching the snow through the window.
This work exists in 2 versions, one for flute and piano, and another for violin and piano. I have performed both versions with two exceptional performers: the Russian flutist Alexander Viazovtsev and violinist Yang Liu.