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Sonata for Piano, Op.47

Category Chamber Music > Instrumental - Piano
Composed 1989
Duration (approx) 15 minutes


Recording(s) William Howard
David Matthews - Music for Piano
Publisher Faber Music

William Howard.

First performance 3 August 1989
Venue Deal Festival
Soloists / Players William Howard (piano)
Review Roderic Dunnett, The Times Higher Education Supplement, 11 October 1988

Matthews’s Piano Sonata, played by Andrew Ball, involves not so much the lush sonorities that take his orchestral writing close to neo-impressionist Denisov as a Baroque feel, plus the Prokofiev-like percussive baldness of his scudding String Trio and a jazz- inged coda.