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|Work Title||Piano Sonata No.6|
|Composer||Besset, Julian Raoul|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJB 57|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2016|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
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.