Fantasy Sonata

logoFantasy Sonata was composed in 2017 for violinist Todd Sulivan. Comprised of four fantastic character pieces, the sonata begins with a Misbegotten Lullaby inspired by the plight of refugee children displaced by never-ending world conflict. The second movement, Forest Dream, suggests a scene in which a wanderer falls asleep in a forest. The dream leads into and out of a stormy landscape. The following Moonlit Letter is of an intimate and tender nature. The narrative ends with Ghost Dance, which suggests two contrasting spectral dancers, one gnomic and the other graceful. They reach an accord at the conclusion.

© John Carbon 2015