Piano Sonata 1 / Klaviersonate 1 "Christus und die Fischer" — Piano

Rautavaara, Einojuhani
Title: Piano Sonata 1 / Klaviersonate 1 "Christus und die Fischer" — Piano
Authors: Rautavaara, Einojuhani (Composer)
Product number: 9790550093843
Product form: Sheet music
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Price: 14,20 € (11,45 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 2013
Publication year: 2013
Language: undefined
Pages: 16
Product family: Piano
Finnish library classification: 78.61 Piano
Rautavaara's two piano sonatas share a close family resemblance. Both have a subtitle, but according to the composer they are not programme music. The First, titled 'Christus und die Fischer' (The Christ and the Fisherman, 1969) was named after a copy of a 19th-century German painting that hung on the wall of the composer's study. Rautavaara's piano style is at its most sumptuous in the sonatas. It is characterized by chorale-like chord textures and rolling arpeggios, based on rich harmonies often built up of thirds; in the climaxes the music is crammed into dense clusters.

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