Iliana Matos Plays Ponce’s Sonata clásica

Iliana Matos plays the first movement Allegro from Sonata clásica (1928) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). This comes via her YouTube channel. We don’t hear these Ponce sonatas as often as we should these days. I guess they are a lot of work and were played heavily in the past. Although difficult, the writing is so lush with thick harmony, strong melodic lines, and larger sonata forms being used. I personally love Sonata III the best but this classical hommage is also great. Fantastic playing by Matos who now lives in Canada and teaches at the University of Lethbridge. You can learn more about her at her bio page on her website.

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