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Avant-garde yet accessible new music.

Donald Martino began music lessons at the age of nine; learning to play the clarinet, saxophone, and oboe. He started composing at 15. He attended Syracuse and Princeton Universities. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received two Fulbright scholarships, three Guggenheim fellowships and grants from the NEA. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for Notturno and in 1985 the Kennedy Center Friedheim Competition for his String Quartet. He has taught at the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York, Princeton University, Yale University, the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Tanglewood, the New England Conservatory of Music, where he was chairman of the composition department from 1969-79, Brandeis University, where he was Irving Fine Professor of Music, and Harvard University, where he is currently Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music Emeritus. Prize-winning pianist David Holzman has performed the 20th century's most challenging masterpieces throughout the United States and abroad. He has premiered works by more than 100 composers from around the world. He studied with Paul Jacobs and Nadia Reisenberg. He began his solo career in the 1980s and has earned consistent praise for his virtuoso performances. Andrew Porter, writing in The New Yorker has described him as a "master pianist." This disc contains exciting performances of fine American piano music.
Contents:
Donald Martino, composer
Twelve Preludes for Piano
David Holzman, piano


Donald Martino, composer
Impromptu for Roger
David Holzman, piano


Donald Martino, composer
Piano Fantasy
David Holzman, piano


Donald Martino, composer
Fantasies and Impromptus for Solo Piano
David Holzman, piano

Review:
"These two discs (TROY169 and TROY168) provide an opportunity for assessment of an important career in contemporary American music. Donald Martino is one of the most prominent - and musical - composers to have adopted serialism as a defining technique after World War II... the performances are wonderful throughout (TROY169)... this is music one really owes it to oneself to confront. Specific works yield ever greater rewards with relistening..." (Fanfare)
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