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Name of Work

Dorman, Avner (1975-)
Sonata for violin and piano

Introverted (emotionally repressed)
Presto – on the verge of losing control


Oct 26, 2008

Joseph Genualdi, Viola
Eliran Avni, Piano

Oct 27, 2008

Joseph Genualdi, Viola
Eliran Avni, Piano

DORMAN-Sonata for Violin and Piano (2004)

Composed in 2004

Premiered on February 1, 2004 at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York City by violinist Lauren Basney and pianist Eliran Avni.

Dorman wrote of his Sonata for Violin and Piano, “Although my Violin Sonata is an abstract piece, its main dramatic conflict can be described as the struggle between restraint and uncontrolled rage. The piece is based on a single lyrical melody that is reminiscent of the late romantic style—although it is never presented in a traditional manner. The piece begins quietly, like a singer trying to sing but caught up in her own tears. At a crucial point in the Sonata the restrained silence is broken, unleashing a savage Presto. The piece then returns to the unspoken restraint of the opening.”

Program notes by Dr. Richard E. Rodda

Performance dates: October 26 & 27, 2008

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