Composed by Pierre Boulez, 2nd Sonata For Piano is a piece for Piano in four distinct movements. Really modern and dissonant, this piece, played in its totality, lasts approximatively 32 minutes.
- 1st movement: Really fast – 7’30”
- 2nd movement: Slow – 11’
- 3rd movement: Moderate speed – 2’30”
- 4th movement: Rapid – 11’
This piece is difficult and requires a good music theory knowledge and a strong / professional practice of Piano. Really atonal, it includes numerous accidental notes, trills, and many changes in nuances at a rapid tempo for most of the piece.
Pierre Boulez was a French composer who believed in the progress of music and who wrote many modern pieces. He studied with Olivier Messiaen, but developed a very different, distinctive style.