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The music of Emanuel Vahl is shaped by his Russian heritage and training, and his consequent move to Israel. Tonally centred, but with modern sensibilities and unmistakeable touches of the folk music of his two homes. He characterises each movement of this sonata as follows:
1st movement: Severe & tragic.
2nd movement: Lirical & gentle, a melody in the style of russian folk songs.
3rd movement: ‘Childhood games’
Finale: a hope for a ‘brighter future’ for Russia.