Its success surely arises from the fact that it is so idiomatic in guitaristic terms, yet at the same time it is truly representative of the elegant musical style which we expect of a Berkeley composition. As well as beautiful melodic and harmonic progressions, the writing has great variety of texture and rhythmic pattern, making the Sonatina a demanding piece for guitarists. All recorded versions show technical command, but some lack attention to detail, particularly with respect to dynamics and rests. Composed in , the Sonatina was dedicated to Julian Bream, who gave its first performance at Morley College, London, on March 9 This first version on disc shows a strong sense of direction in each of the three movements and a feeling of overall unity.
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Composer Lennox Berkeley. Performances View Past Performances. The first movement is broadly speaking cast in traditional sonato form, with a lilting melody as its main motif. The second movement begins with a simple, very Spanish idea which is twisted into a rich variety of patters almost in the manner of a Bach slow movement! The third movement is in rondo form, but not very strictly, although the approach is thoroughly contrapuntal.
Sonatina for Guitar
Sonatina for Guitar Op.52 by Lennox Berkeley