Year of composition
I have composed sonatas for virtually all the best-known instruments. The Sonata Op. 124 is designed in three movements, curiously each written in a different country in November 2011, depending on where I was travelling at the time. The first was written in the U.S., the second in Israel and the last in Barcelona.
The first movement follows the Sonata form with two very contrasting and easily identifiable main themes. In the Development section they intermingle. Coherence, strength and contrast laconically define the largest movement of the piece. After an introduction of two bars, the slow movement presents a very lyrical and expressive theme with a typical contemplative piano accompaniment. A central more agitated part builds up to the return of the theme in fortissimo and in octaves. An epilogue of four bars eludes the introduction faintly in the pianissimo.
The third movement is a clear A-B-A. An exciting Allegro marcato plays with the irregular rhythm accents in music which is eminently brilliant and virtuoso. (Salvador Brotons)