Title, Duration, Place, Year, Publisher, Dedicated to, Premiere (performer(s), place, date)
SONATA for Trumpet & Piano, 15' Bayonne, 2017, UMP, to Håkan Hardenberger and Simon Preston, -, -.
This piece introduces thematic material of a popular nature and employs fully the various expressive features of the trumpet alongside a colourful and orchestral use of the organ.
Alternating humour and expressiveness, the first Allegro con spirito is a type of burlesque caprice made up of both variation and rondo forms.
The central movement develops a set of variations on a theme to the Sacré-Coeur . The first variations feature a supplication which culminates in the mesto, tragico central section. The more relaxed fourth variation presents the theme on the piano with a quasi-scherzando counterpoint on the trumpet. The final canonic variation, with its serene atmosphere, contrasts with the tension of the preceding passages.
The work concludes with a saltarello in which the rondo and the cheerful character of the first movement recur.