Piano Sonata No. 2, “The Last Resistance” (2011)

25 minutes
Piano
Commissioned by ROK Inc for Steven Spooner

Movements:

I. The Last Resistance
II. Retro Recollections on 21st and 8th
III. Freud Goes to Abu Ghraib
IV. Men and Women in Dark Times

Notes:

My Second Piano Sonata “The Last Resistance” takes its title from Jacqueline Rose’s collection of essays. This four movement work engages the spirit of the post 9/11 essays by portraying the prophecy of difficulty of times ahead in the first movement, a representation of post 9/11 Manhattan in the second, a lamentation in the third movement (“Freud Goes to Abu Ghraib”); and a vicious finale featuring musical portraits of men and women in dark times.

Sheet Music for "Piano Sonata #2: The Last Resistance"

– Mohammed Fairouz (2011)

Inspiration:

The Last Resistance Book Cover

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