Sonata for solo violin

by Anthony Ritchie, Opus 1

This youthful and ambitious work shows influences of Bartok and Shostakovich, and includes a finale based on a 12-note row.

Programme Note

This sonata was composed while Anthony was a 5th former at High school. It was first performed to him by University tutor and violinist, Chloe Moon. He subsequently revised it in 1981 and was performed by Sydney Mannowitz (who recorded it for National Radio in 1984) and Mark Menzies.