VIOLIN SONATA for violin and piano
Oxford Contemporary Repertoire Series
Intended to interact with material from the first movement of the Brahms String Quartet in F major Op.88, Finnissy's Violin Sonata initially adopts the "sonata principle" model demonstrated by Brahms but intentionally drifts off-course to embrace the Irish folk-song "Oh! Thou hapless soldier", taken from Beethoven's Irische Lieder WoO 153.
Duration 10-15 minutes