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Sonata Op 125-EH/PN

Composer: Vahl, Emanuel

Publisher: Forton Music

Edition: 61244


Sonata Op 125
for English horn and piano
by Emanuel Vahl (b. 1938)- Ukranian-born composer
I. Con moto, agitato
II. Cantilena
III. Scherzo
IV. Finale

The music of Emanuel Vahl is shaped by his Russian heritage and training, and his consequent move to Israel. Tonally centered, but with modern sensibilities and unmistakeable touches of the folk music of his two homes. He characterizes each movement of this sonata as follows:
1st movement: Severe & tragic.
2nd movement: Lirical & gentle, a melody in the style of russian folk songs.
3rd movement: ‘Childhood games’
Finale: a hope for a ‘brighter future’ for Russia.