Sonata No. 3 for piano

Composition Date: 1985
Revision Date: 1985
Duration: 00:15:00
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
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Talivaldis Kenins

Sonata No.3, “motions... and emotions”, 1985

Commissioned by: Chia Chen-Chou, with the assistance of the Canada Council

“For quite a while I was trying to consciously reach for my very early experiences in music, represented here by designs of a great harmonic and melodic simplicity which dominate the expressive material and relate them to factors I use in my present day music.

“In my writing, intellectual considerations usually take precedence over personal emotion. In the case of the Third Sonata however, the emotional significance was overwhelming, not necessarily prompted by some Freudian inhibition. The main concern was to build those opposing elements into a cogent overall structure – the sonata form, with which I could identify my essential need for musical direction.”

Premiere Information:
Chia Chen-Chou, piano, Paris, November 1986


  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 K33s3
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 28, 1989
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([2], 18 p.) ;
    20 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For piano.
    Sonata in one movement.
    Ms. (photocopy); original of score in CMC Toronto.
    Commissioned for Chia Chou with a grant from the Canada Council.
    Duration: ca. 15:00.
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