- Francisco José Valero Castells
- A4 Paperback
The three sonatas presented here are the result of the F&F-4 audiovisual project. Piano (Frank & Friends). Here, the composer uses three original works for piano over which he composes the oboe voice in a style that suits each one.
These works are Italian Concierto, BWV 971 by J. S. Bach, Sonata Nº 12, kv 332 in F Major by W. A. Mozart and the Sonata “Pathétique” Nº 8, Op. 13 in C Minor, by L. van Beethoven. They all comprise a corpus in this work in which they are somehow interwoven through memories, motifs and citations from the masters in successive order. In Bach there is only Bach. The Mozart holds allusions to themes from the previous piece. In fact, the oboe’s entrance in Mozart's sonata corresponds to the phrase of the Italian Concerto’s final movement. Moreover, the Mozart’s second movement contains citations from Vivaldi. Meanwhile Beethoven draws on Mozart, beginning his sonata with the phrase from the second movement of the Sinfonia concertante, kv 297b in E Flat Major. In each of them, furthermore the imitations of the motifs from each piece are explored while we observe motifs continuing from certain movements into others.
For further information, please visit the composer's website (Inicio - Paco Valero. El oboe, la música... (jimdofree.com)) or his YouTube channel, where you can find recordings and commentaries on the three sonatas