For Violin and Piano.
Although my Violin sonata is an abstract piece, its main dramatic conflict can be described as the struggle between restraint and uncontrolled rage. The piece is based on a single lyrical melody which is reminiscent of the late romantic style - although it is never presented in a traditional manner. The piece begins quietly, like a singer trying to sing but caught up in her own tears. At a crucial point in the piece the restrained silence is broken, unleashing a savage presto. The piece then returns to the unspoken restraint of the opening. — Avner Dorman