Sonata for guitar (Ορ. 14, 2000) (Duration apr. 18′)

Parts: 1. Dramatico,   2. Ritual,   3. Variations on E

The 1st part follows the sonata form. The development of the first theme, which is short and linear-melodic, is gradual, while the second theme is more lyrical and chordal. Then follows an extensive elaboration, development and interweaving of the themes in a dramatic way.

The 2nd part is lyrical with a characteristic modal melody, shaping itself gradually without any traces of repetition. Α rhythmically constant arpeggio- pedal pinpoints the ecstatic mood of this part. Α second melodic idea gradually emerges alongside the first, leading, after a series of exchanges, to a climax. This in turn harks back to beginning, giving the impression of a perpetual circular motion.

The 3rd part, also faithful to the sonata semiology, makes use of the variation technique, based οn a singIe note. This one note creates, through a series of transformations, various melodic, harmonic and rhythmic gestures in sections, in which it plays a leading role.

The piece received its first performance by Dimitris Kasfikis on April 6th, 2001 at the French Institute of Athens. It is published by the editions Panas Music (EPN 944).

Sonata score