Piano Sonata no. 1 in D minor was written in February, 2009. It was one of my early pieces therefore, still tonal and follows the standard sonata form.

This was written after a year and two months of composing without any sort of formal training from anyone else, so I was completely self-taught and it definitely shows in the piece. The second half of the development section drags on for a bit and the second half of the recapitulation is a bit more like a coda than anything else. This is probably actually the best piano sonata I have written if you include the second movement, which is not included here. (It was composed as an assignment on rondo form for school last year. I bent the rules a bit there and wrote a five minute movement in sonata-rondo form for the assignment. wink )

"There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it."
- Clara Schumann