James Naigus

Sonata for Horn and Piano

Sonata for Horn and Piano was written in 2018 and commissioned by Steven Cohen. This piece was part of the recording project "Cruise Control" and commissioning initiative by Cohen to encourage the creation of new works for horn.

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The three movement work echoes many formal aspects of traditional sonatas in the horn repertoire, while expanding upon the genre. Each of the three movements showcases the innate and characteristic qualities of the horn: beauty, melancholy, and triumph.

Recording available here: Cruise Control.

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