Several years ago I took took composition lessons. At one point my instructor had me write a “classical style” piano sonata. Below is the little Sonata in C (or Sonatina in C)
OK, it’s kind of cute and there are moments (my instructor raved about the second movement, which starts at about 3:25), but I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted to write a large, Beethoven style sonata. A Piano Sonata, in capitals, not a little sonatina in small letters.
After I took lessons I started my own, very in depth studies. There came a time I decided I was at last ready to write that Beethoven style Piano Sonata. It is in four movements, covering most of the forms Beethoven used. I tried to be inspired by the Great Master’s music, but I did not copy one note. The last two movements are both musical jokes.
After I finished this I moved on to Liszt, Chopin and other Romantics. My next sonata was in a much more modern style. I’ll most likely post it some day.
I hope you enjoyed this bit of piano music.