Donald Martino (1931 - 2005)
2007 NEW ISSUES 2007
SONATA for Solo Violin (2003), DSE531
Commissioned by the Naumburg Foundation and dedicated to Robert Mann.
RHAPSODY for Violoncello with Vibraphone and Piano Accompaniment (2003) (10 minutes), DSE534
SONATA No 2 for Violin and Piano (2004) (18 minutes), DSE536
TRIO for Violin, Violoncello and Piano (2004) (14 minutes), DSE537
Both this work and the SONATA No 2 (DSE536) signal that the composer was heading in a new stylistic direction. The works are lyrically romantic, intensely personal and alive with virtuosic high-energy and flair.
FANTASIA for Clarinet and Piano based on G. Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" -- F. Pontillo, transcribed by Donald Martino from an 1899 band manuscript, DSE905
With this brilliant and lyric FANTASIA, Dantalian issues this fourth and final adaptation (2003).
In honor of Donald Martino, an annual award will be given to a composition student at the New England Conservatory, where Mr. Martino was chairman of the Composition department from 1969 - 1980. Memorial donations to fund this award may be sent to:
New England Conservatory
Attn: Susan Sandrof, NEC Director of Stewardship
290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Please indicate "for Donald Martino prize" when sending donations. For more details, contact Laurie LaMothe at (617) 585-1168.
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