Sonata for Miriam
Reviewed by Alan Gold, 20 December 2008
‘Sonata for Miriam is a skilfully balanced book, a work of considerable literary merit and musical integrity.
Olsson has written the book as though it were a sonata, with musical cadences throughout. Her short, staccato chapters cleverly replicate a Bach partita or a Mendelssohn sonata in their harmonics, their themes and their recapitulations. And the coda comes with as much drama as any finale of Beethoven.’