|Sonatka in C Ref: adlais141|
| Sonatka in C|
Libero, Allegro molto; Adagio molto; Allegro
The term Sonata is not often encountered in the harp repertoire outside the true 'classical' sonatas of the late eighteenth century and the neo-classical sonatas of the twentieth century. Andres Izmaylov has kept to the classic three movement sonata in his stunning new work. The Allegro Moderato first movement is followed by an intensely poetic, concentrated hymn-like Adagio second movement. The third a scherzo-like Allegro - bounces along until it comes to a sudden halt and a lunga pausa just 26 bars from the end. A very slow, rocking, hypnotic Largo ending brings the work to a pianissimo conclusion. Sonatka (in C), 'a little Sonata' was composed between January and March 2007. Beautifully written for the harp, Sonatka is destined to become a classic of the harp repertoire.