Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 25

Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee


This engaging and accessible contemporary sonata has a broad emotional range and is full of intensity. Each of its four movements makes a strong statement with relatively few notes. “I have used the 12-tone language in my own unique way.” – Rahbee. The fourth movement, “Toccata,” is often performed as a solo; the arm clusters are often a special subject of conversation among pianists and audiences.