Sonata for Cello and Piano

This is a four-movement sonata based on the “classical” form. Duration: 20′. (2012)

I’m afraid the movements are just labeled “Movement 1, Movement 2, Movement 3, Movement 4,” but they follow the Allegro—Largo—Scherzo—Allegro model.

All four movements are based around a tension between B and its neighbor note C. In the outer movements, B is the tonal center; in the inner two movements it is the 3rd and 5th scale degree, respectively.
“cellist Laura Bontrager joins Ms. Lin for a first-rate reading of the composer’s Sonata for Cello and Piano
—Paul Ballyk,


The recording is of the first movement, performed by Laura Bontrager (cello) and Jenny Lin (piano), from the Albany Records CD of my music Seventeen Windows.The CD is available from Albany Records (as well as iTunes and