György Ligeti: Piano Sonata for Four hands, By Jonas Vitaud And Guillaume Vincent
In three movements: allegro, andante and vivace, this work is written after the war.
Ligeti wrote this four-handed sonata in the aftermath of the Second World War. It is built from his two rhythmic prior studies for piano, the first of which is used here as the first movement of the sonata (allegro). The andante part follows, which has a greater depth and force. The Hungarian composer’s vivace finale is a well-developed and mesmerising part, which was taken from sketches for Ligeti's first string quartet.