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Piano Sonata 1988

for solo piano

Year:  1988   ·  Duration:  16m

Year:  1988
Duration:  16m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Sample Score

Sample: First 2 pages of each movement.

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This work is dedicated to the composer's piano teacher, Rosemary Miller Stott. It is in three contrasting movements. The first, an allegro, is in sonata form, and features nervous, darting ideas which become more animated in the middle section. The second movement opens with a chorale-like theme, expressing feelings of nostalgia. The fidgety middle section builds up more tension, before being combined with the chorale theme. The finale releases the tensions of the earlier movements, and has a happy, sunny character. Initially inspired by a Beethoven sonata, the rondo theme builds up to a big climax before ending quietly.

Piano Sonata 1988 was written when the composer was Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago.

Dedication note

For Rosemary Stott

Contents note

1. Allegro capriccioso
2. Adagio, mesto
3. Allegro moderato

Performance history

20 Sep 2009: Schemata

Premiered by Anthony Ritchie in September 1988

Performed by Tom McGrath