“I enjoy how the sonata starts, as though he was improvising in the garage with his British romantic rock band.
The harmonies are beautifully exotic, with flourishes that lead you to unexpected but incredibly beautiful places.
It has been a fun sonata to work on, trying to develop 4 different sounds: romantic, electric, declamatory, and the final muted section where I want something that an opera singer might do with her tenor.”
Utah Symphony Violist Carl Johansen will be performing the Sonata for Viola and Piano by Arnold Bax on Sunday, February 26 as part of the Utah Viola Society’s Spring Recital.
Join us Sunday, February 26 at 3pm.
Dumke Recital Hall, David Gardner Hall, University of Utah