Piano Sonata No.6 (Besset, Julian Raoul)

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Misc. Notes Processed with Garritan CFX Concert Grand (Complete Contemporary)
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Misc. Notes This selection of 60-odd preparatory A4 pages presents samples of the work in progress. Page 1 is the opening page of the score. In this and the following pages the circled numbers refer to the corresponding measures, which are continuations or interpolations. Occasionally a written remark is added for mnemonic reasons such as 'spontaneous strain' (= 'A Simple Ditty'), in the form of a tentative improvisation, or 'distract from' or 'distracted', meaning a displaced or to be displaced passage. The bottom part of the last three pages, display a test piece for a different composition, which may end up as an opening for the next sonata (Sonata 7 : 7th ? 7 sq 1 & 2).
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General Information

Work Title Piano Sonata No.6
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Composer Besset, Julian Raoul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Transition
  2. A Simple Ditty Unbound / Air Simple Défait
  3. Aborted March / Marche Tronquée
  4. Distraction
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2016
First Publication. 2016
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation piano

Misc. Comments

This sixth sonata in the series, started 7 July 2016, was built in a far more straightforward way than its predecessor. The four movements were sketched out independently but what took time was the finalizing effort which consisted in adding the interpretative details. This part, which the composer used to consider unnecessary, he now finds essential, for it forces him to peer at the score with critical concentration, correcting (most) errors and interpolating (more rarely substracting) passages. Each movement was revised independently and the whole sonata reassembled 12th November 2016. The titles of each movement are efforts designed to avoid conventional names, and are not particularly significant per se. However if a meaning has to be imagined, Transition implies the passage of time since Sonata 5, A Simple Ditty Unbound stresses the way a simple theme is dislocated in its development. Aborted March because its marchlike character is not maintained throughout. Distraction because the term mirrors the opening movement in contradistinction.