Dodgson: Piano Sonata No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 4; Piano Sonata No. 5

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COMPOSERS: Dodgson
LABELS: Claudio
WORKS: Piano Sonata No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 4; Piano Sonata No. 5
PERFORMER: Bernard Roberts (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CC 4431-2 (distr. TradeLink)
Wilfrid Mellers, in his booklet note, sees in Dodgson’s piano music an affinity with Copland. There’s the same use of angular melody, spiky harmonies, splashes of sound, tonal ambiguity, ‘blue’ false relations. Attractive without being predictable. Roberts plays it well. Wadham Sutton

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