Instrumentation: Violin, Piano
Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe
Year composed: 1999
December 5, 1999
— Beppe’s Violin Sonata No.1, Op.50 has a brilliantly vibrant, rhythmic opening for piano to the first movement, soon joined by the violin that then works out the material. This is a terrific movement with a gentler, quieter, limpid central section that reveals some lovely ideas before the piano brings the return of the opening tempo.
— The music grasps me because it is a structured piece that has an improvised feel. The music starts off in one direction that soon changes from rhythm-bound to free-track in one moment, before it restructures itself in an adagio part that sounds like random themes put together, only fooling me until I have a second listen; there is structure, one level up.