My composition instructor assigned me to write a short piano sonata in the classical style. Well, I just finished it – I’ll show it to him tomorrow.
Besides the compositional goals of this I wanted to write something I could play with my feeble piano skills (no, this isn’t me playing).
So, keeping in mind three things: 1. this is an exercise, I am not planning on spending my life writing in a 200 year old style; 2. since my instructor hasn’t seen or commented on this I can’t call it complete – I may make changes based on his suggestions; and 3. it isn’t meant to be virtuosic - let me know what you think. I am very curious in everyone’s opinions – if you like it why, if not, again why not, what is successful and what isn’t. Of course, I'm looking for critic of the composition, not the quality of the mp3 rendering.
Sonata 1 in C mp3
Sonata 1 in pdf
Some of you may have seen the first movement of this, which I posted a couple of weeks ago.