for flute and piano
This sonata has the traditional three parts; fast slow fast.
The first part has been composed in the usual sonata form, i.e. an exposition, a development and a recapitulation. Following Johannes Brahms the exposition is build on several themes and their development is achieved already for the main part in the presentation during the exposition. After a relative short development the themes return in backwards order.
The second part is a meditative intermission before the final part. The slow second part forms a contrast with the previous part because its harmony is much more static with only a few modulations. The texture is lineair and mainly pianissimo wich causes a soft but nevertheless very clear communication with the listener.
At the end follows brusquely a energetic final where the virtuosic demand on the players is considerable.