Igor Rogalyov is ranked among the galaxy of the Peterburgian composers. Different kinds of operas; symphonic, string and chamber scores; vocal cycles concertos so as choral large-scaled cantatas and oratorios belong to this fruitful authar. Rogalyov also hits marks in the sphere of theatre and cinema music.
The Sonata № 2 for piano was composed in 1975. The author himself represented it in the Maly Hall of the Petersburg (leningrad) Philharmonic Society.