Music of Donald Martino
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR693     Release Date: 1995-01-01
Michael Webster, clarinet; Samuel Baron, flute; Paul Zukofsky, violin; Arthur Bloom, Clarinet; Gilbert Kalish, piano; Contemporary Chamber Ensemble of Rutgers
University, Arthur Weisberg, conductor; Dennis Smylie, bass clarinet;


Donald Martino (b Plainfield, NJ, 16 May 1931; d 2005) is widely known as one of America’s most consistently fascinating composers. He has received numerous honors and awards, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 1974 Pulitzer Prize in music. He is the Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music Emeritus at Harvard University.

The importance of this CD lies not only in the fact that it brings together, in digitally re-mastered form, excellent performances of six of Donald Martino’s compositions, but also in the manner in which it documents an important transitional decade during which he arrived at, and subsequently began to develop and explore his own unique, personal method of twelve-tone composition. Thus, it is hoped that in addition to serving as a compendium that will stimulate interest in these and other of his early compositions, the recording will help to shed new light on the larger, more widely performed works that have, in recent years, unfortunately tended to eclipse those included here


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

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Music of Donald Martino

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Track Listing

A Set For Clarinet: I. Allegro
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A Set For Clarinet: II. Adagio
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A Set For Clarinet: III. Allegro
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Quodlibets I
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Quodlibets II
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Quodlibets III
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Trio For Violin, Clarinet and Piano
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Fantasy-Variations
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Concerto for Wind Quintet
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Strata
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