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Published on Dec 28, 2012
His Sonata for solo guitar, composed in 1990 for Julian Bream, is a characteristic example. After a prelude, the main section of the first movement combines the Spanish fandango with the Cuban bolero in an edgy sonic puzzle. There is a quotation from Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony near the end of the movement, and Brouwer likens his form to that of the first movement of the "Pastoral." The Sarabanda does conjure something of late Scriabin mystery, but it also suggests Satie in its floating reveries and ostinatos. In the finale, Brouwer quotes and remixes Bernardo Pasquini's Baroque "Toccata con lo Scherzo del cucco" (Toccata with the Scherzo of the Cuckoo) in a dramatic and sardonic context of patterned arpeggios and violent snap pizzicatos..
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