Marcin Dylla plays The Sonata of Loneliness by Pēteris Vasks

Marcin Dylla

Fantastic! Marcin Dylla plays The Sonata of Loneliness(1990) by Latvian Pēteris Vasks. In three movements: I-Pensieroso, II-Risoluto, III-Con dolore. Vasks early style was reminiscent of Lutosławski, Penderecki and Crumb but later works explore wide ranging influences such as folk music. I appreciate the strong melodic sense and rhythmic clarity of this piece. The contrast between sombre melodies to jarring rhythmic forces mixes well. Nice to see Dylla breaking out some real strong music from a compositional standpoint. Written back in 1990 I’m ashamed to say I didn’t know about this great work. Give it a good listen as the various sections blend well on guitar.

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