A Little Sonata
Instrumentation: Fl., Vcl., Pno.
Duration: 5:00 min.
Every now and again I love writing music that pays hommage to old styles and forms of expression, not only as a hommage to the old masters, but also as a project to strengthen and refresh my composition, harmony, and counterpoint skills. The work is in a neoclassical programatic style inspired both by the sonatas of Haydn, and Schubert, and the neoclassical/neo-romantic chamber music of Francis Poulenc. Lots of fun surprises are in this piece including a familiar quotation from Felix Mendelsshon. The piece takes on a typical Sonata form with exposition, developement, recapitulation and coda closing sections. This piece was written for and dedicated to the Junnila family - a warm and musical family whome I met while living in Finland and who play the instruments featured in this trio.
Premiere performance: Vera Hulber on flute, Ada Junnila on cello, and Adam Zolty on piano.
Uusikaupunki, Finland May 18, 2023
© 2023, Adam Zolty