One of Debussy’s last and most forward thinking works. It incorporates rhythmic changes and pushes the limits of tonality. Was one of a series of 6 sonatas he planned to compose, but he only finished half.
This is one of the few compositions by Beach that was not published in her lifetime. Completed in 1929 it was first published in 1994. This is the first time SCMS has performed the work.
A student of Dvořák’s, Suk would later teach the next generation of Czech composers, including Martinů. He composed his Piano Quintet to expand the repertoire to include piano music with a Czech idiom.