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Leona Di Domenica: 
Piano Music of Robert Di Domenica
Piano Music of Robert Di Domenica coverIn what is surely a unique collaboration, the renowned composer’s wife, Leona Di Domenica, plays his major works for piano in live premiere performances dating from 1959-1978.  

Robert Di Domenica’s works flow out of a fundamental love for line, harmony and sonority, and showcase his comprehensive approach to 20th Century compositional technique.

 
“In every way a remarkable record. 
A truly outstanding achievement.” 
—Milton Babbitt

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PERFORMERS
Leona Di Domenica, piano
   
PROGRAM
Disc 1
  Sonata after Essays for Piano (1977) 30:22
1. I. Prologue 4:58  
2. II. Emerson 4:02  
3. III. Hawthorne 7:55  
4. IV. “The Alcotts” 3:39  
5. V. Thoreau 4:39  
6. VI. Epilogue 4:53  
          
  Improvisations (1974) 12:59
7. I.   3:22  
8. II.   1:54  
9. III.   2:28  
10. IV.   5:10  
          
11. Eleven Short Pieces (1973)  
         
Disc 2
  Four Movements for Piano (1959) 8:47
1. I. Allegro vivo 2:27  
2. II. Lento 1:42  
3. III. Presto 1:15  
4. IV. Fuga 3:08  
          
  Sonatina for Piano (1958) 8:15
5. I. Allegro molto 2:41  
6. II. Andante 1:46  
7. III. Presto 3:42  
          
  The Art of the Row (1989) 35:15
8.   Part I. 11:48  
9.   Part II. 13:48  
10.   Part III. 9:33  
       
Recorded on (I: #1-6) 20 November 1978 and (I: #7-11) 18 March 1975 at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts;  (II: #1-7) on 19 December 1959 at the Donnell Library in New York City; and (II: #8-10) 12 December 1990 at Williams Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
      
Producer: Gunther Schuller
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