by Roger Aplon
This book is, as the title states, a collection of Poetic Improvisations, Contemplations and Dialogues written while Listening to Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas. These writings are meant to reveal my impulses, thoughts and random associations captured while listening to these sonatas. I dare hope there may be some noticeable rhythmic association – as well as a corollary in mood and color between each sonata and its corresponding text. Each Movement was engaged separately - Each having its distinct focus and feel. Much of what is referred to as Free Improvisation comes to play in shaping the text's connection to these Sonatas.