Sonata for Horn and Piano No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 71 by Arnold Rosner. For horn and piano. Chamber Music. 17 minutes, grade V. Published by Phoebus Publications (PH.30).
At times lyrical, at times dramatic, this major contemporary sonata displays great rhythmic drive and creates powerful sonorities between the horn and piano. Its three movements invert the normal tempo relationships to a slow-fast-slow outline, with the first movement being a passacaglia. This sonata should be in the repertoire of all players interested in the expressive power of carefully conceived 20th century music.