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Sonata in F and C, for Solo Piano
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By Mike Strand, aka Michael M. Strand

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Piano Solo - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Mike Strand, aka Michael M. Strand. Contemporary, World. Score. 37 pages. Michael M. Strand #4829865. Published by Michael M. Strand (A0.970714).

Item Number: A0.970714

By Mike Strand, ASCAP 

This sonata is in the style of Ludwig von Beethoven, whomthis composer has studied and greatly admires.

The audio sample is taken from Movement 3:  The end of variation 2, all of variation 3 (rock), and the beginning of variation 4 (rag).

Movement 1

This is the result of my experimenting with the firstmovement of Beethoven’s piano sonata no. 23 op. 57. The Beethoven sonata’s overarching tonality based on F minorevokes a mood of darkness and despair. I used the time signature 4-4 instead of Beethoven’s 12-8, and my sonataintroduces a new set of themes and motifs with tonality F major. These modifications posed interestingproblems in figuration and modulation and changed the mood of the piece.

Movement 2

This is a slow movement that might be characterized as minimalistic. The player should accentuate the right-handoctaves corresponding to the gradually unfolding melody.

Movement 3

This is a theme with five variations, among which are rock,rag, and swing.


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