Category Archives: Sonatas

Piano Sonata — Charles Griffes

Charles Griffes  (1884-1920).  U.S. composer. Generally known as an “impressionist” (but you may know by now that I think music and art can be, and often is, overcategorized.) This is his only piano sonata.  There is no question that Debussy, etc. had a strong influence on him as did Scriabin.  But his music is his own..recognizable, I think.