Stefan Wolpe, Berlin, ca. 1920
SONATINA FOR PIANO, 1918
New Edition by Sherri Jones
(Stefan Wolpe Society)

A pencil sketch for a Sonatina movement was found among the papers of the pianist Katharina Wolpe, the composer’s daughter. The date 1918 marks it as the lone survival of music from Wolpe’s teen years, as he destroyed most of the scores he composed before 1923. The pianist Sherri Jones, who specializes in music of the early 20th century, edited the score, which has many notational ambiguities. The piece gives an indication of Wolpe’s originality along with his love for Scriabin.