The Sonata for Clarinet and Piano is dedicated to the French clarinet virtuoso Guy Dangain.
The work is in three movements which are played without interruption.
The first movement presents two contrasting diatonic themes against a constantly shifting
rhythmic background. After a brief recitativo passage, the piano exposes a slow, melancholy
waltz theme, which is then continued in the clarinet. The final movement uses the three themes
already introduced in the first two movements in contrasting rhythmic sections which use
elements of Eastern European folk music.