Snow Moon Piano Sonata
"The Snow Moon: Piano Sonata showcases four movements each filled with thrilling, virtuosic, colorful and poetic writings. The rhythmic play as well as timbre exploration make the composition an excellent addition to the modern piano sonata repertoire. If you're up for the challenge, Snow Moon is the right piece for you." Sheng-Yuan Kuan, award-winning concert pianist
Inspired by Louis Simpson's wondrous and dreamlike poem, The Troika, this remarkable, new piano sonata by composer Damon Ferrante (2014 Simkins Award Winner) is a thrilling addition to the repertory!
*This fiery and lyrical piano sonata blends the Classical and Romantic styles of Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Schumann with modern, highly colorful melodies, polyphony, and rhythms--from gestures evocative of falling snow to a wild, midnight ride through a winter landscape.
Performed throughout the United States and Europe, Snow Moon: Piano Sonata, serves as an excellent companion piece on concert programs featuring standard-repertoire works.
Like the great sonata writers of two centuries ago, this composer narrates a sonic whole--a coherent if miniature musical life. "Snow Moon" matters now (and does justice to the sonata tradition) for Ferrante's relentless exploration of novel strategies for creating an inhabitable soundscape." Robert Park, musicologist and associate professor