As a talented pianist in his own right, Carl Vine has crafted a substantial body of piano works which have earned the respect of international artists and made its way into their standard repertoire. The most recent solo sonata, his fourth, is no exception. Written for the incredible pianist Lindsay Garritson, the fiendish 15-minute work was first performed at Carnegie Hall back in 2019. It has since been recorded by Garritson.
The sonata is split into three distinct sections: contrasting segments of spinning, swirling to rumbling rippling material characterise ‘Aphorisms’; Reflections is subdued and contemplative on the whole, with developments into more expressive moments; the closing ‘Fury’ movement is lithe and violent as the show-stopper finale.
There are plans for two further recordings of the sonata to come out later this year.
The newly published score is now available from the Faber Music online shop.
“Garritson is the ideal proponent to unleash Vine’s arresting Fourth Sonata upon the world...Five stars: Carl Vine’s newest Piano Sonata stunningly revealed.”
Watch Lindsay Garritson’s performance on Youtube