This volume comprises of Lilburn's four piano sonatas. The sonata in F sharp minor is a work of pure Romantic sensibility, while the sonata for piano in A minor reveals Lilburn’s very sharply realised visual sense. There is a bracing, lyrical power to his 1949 sonata, the curve and grain of the music partaking of an impressive physical space. The second sonata, from 1956, provides an outstanding example of Lilburn’s “orchestration” of piano colour and his sensitive balancing of tonal relationships.
2019 Promethean Editions Limited
Promethean Editions Limited