David Maslanka: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
David Maslanka (1943 - … )
Strongly influenced by music of the past - Franz Liszt, Francis Poulenc, Allan Pettersson - the Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano alternates between an innocent stroll in the park, and a fierce breaking of tonal and formal boundaries. The three movements are personal adaptations of old forms - the first a sonata, the second an ABA song form, and the third a rondo. Each movement has a turbulent, eruptive quality that takes this music away from its historical models and makes it very much a music of our time. The Sonata has become a standard piece in the saxophone repertoire.