Sonata in A Major for Solo Piano
I. Allegro moderato
IV. Allegro capriccioso
Caroline Orger Reinagle (1818-1892), was an English composer, pianist, and writer. This four-movement Sonata sparkles with Romantic lyricism and energy. Its large structure, melodic invention, the exciting pace of each movement, and the varied accompaniments all blend together to produce this unique piano piece. This sonata is a welcome addition to the performing and teaching repertoire of the Romantic period. It is singular among nineteenth-century sonatas, well- constructed, interesting, and rewarding for the performer as well as the listener.