Fine's next composition,
Sonata for Violin and Piano, is a further exploration of the energy
and drive that are heard in the Concertante and Sinfonia and Fugato.
This three-movement work is the first time she had used the term
"sonata," and it is more in the spirit of contrast and reuse than
the development and process of the traditional form....Fine’s
sonata does not exhibit a hierarchy: the violin and piano
are equal partners….The Sonata’s
tonal freedom, rhythmic flexibility, and jagged contour
are a return to Fine’s innate talent expressed in
the early works, such as Solo for Oboe.What has changed is
her ability to work on a larger scale….
–Heidi Von Gunden,
The Music of Vivian Fine, Scarecrow Press,