Sonata No. 1
Composed by Eric Ewazen
For flute and piano
Published by Theodore Presser Co.
The Sonata is in three movements, designed in the great tradition of late 19th century instrumental sonatas. The first movement is a swirling Allegro, tuneful and exciting, with the flute sweeping and soaring over a lilting piano accompaniment. The second movement explores the song-like quality that the flute so often possesses. The final movement is a virtuosic display of exhilarating yet playful motives, highlighting the dazzling technical capabilities of the flute. It culminates in a heroic finale.