First, here is the video:
Years ago I studied classical composition. After fiddling about for a year or so, I took lessons with an established composer. As part of my lessons I wrote a little “classical sonata”. It was more or less in a Mozart style, though perhaps it was closer to Clementi. If you don’t know Clementi, look him up! Although there are shining moments on this “sonatina”, I wasn’t satisfied.
After a year, I struck out on my own again. After a very deep dive into Bach and the Baroque, and then Mozart and Hayden, concentrating on string quartets, I did a deep dive into the Piano Sonata, paying special attention to Beethoven.
I wasn’t quite done with my studies when I heard this in my head. So I took a little time off of study and wrote a four movement piano sonata based loosely on Beethoven;’s middle period sonatas.
The first movement, in what is called “sonata form”, was the one that was closest to Beethoven in style. Although, as I said elsewhere, the third movement scherzo is my favorite, I do like this first movement. I was experimenting with some different harmonies, but discovered that the most dramatic parts of Beethoven are when he used the most simple harmonies.
I have done at least a couple of posts on different movements of this. Here is one.
I hope you enjoyed the music!