Notta Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

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LKMP X649001/ HL 303995

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2 Piano, Perc(2-3)
NOTTA SONATA FOR TWO PIANOS AND PERCUSSION says two contradictory things: this piece is not a sonata, and yet it is a sonata whose name is NOTTA.  Which is it - a sonata or not a sonata?  Thought of by the composer as a dialogues among different musical traditions, this work for the ensemble first created by Bela Bartok straddles numerous styles.  NOTTA SONATA FOR TWO PIANOS AND PERCUSSION is desgned to be played by two pianists and two percussionists, but given the need for percussionists to move rapidly from one instrument to another, adding a third percussionist may be preferable.  Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.  Movements: I. Notta First Movement, II. Also Not a First Movement