This sonata written by Cem Esen in 2021 and first performance released by cellist Poyraz Baltacıgil (also dedicated to him) in Voyages: Chapter Moscow Album. There are 3 different movements.
The first movement contains a solemn theme. Dialogues between cello and piano sometimes give way to an energetic duel. This moody movement ends with a question mark.
The second movement tells us a story. The composer connected this story with a painting of a wheat field by Darko Topalski, depicting two hostile villagers and two young people who, despite living in opposite villages, secretly meet in the wheat fields in this tense environment. One day, during a genocide, the soldiers raid these villages and unfortunately one of the young people is killed along with most of the people in the villages. Years pass, this young survivor grows old and we hear his memories in music.
The third movement is a Tarantella. Egotism prevails in this section. We witness the hierarchical bickering between cello and piano. The cello, stepping out of its own line, shouts in cadence and commands the piano, but the piano is afraid to even follow it. The movement continues at full speed and virtuosity, leading to the Coda. The piece ends with a high energy.
Duration of the piece is around 25 min.