Friday, August 18, 2017

"Suggested Changes" to 4th of Schubert's Moments Musicaux

My "suggested changes" to this work are at long last available (a free pdf file). Again, I shall thank any keyboard players who wish to give them a try. Here's the link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B30ATaX80nodODN3NEgtWkoxVE0/view?usp=sharing

Thursday, August 17, 2017

My "Suggested Changes" to B Minor French Suite

My audacious "suggested changes" to the B minor French Suite (Bach) are now available (and free) online. I shall, of course, welcome any comments. Many thanks in particular to the keyboard players who may wish to read through this.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Nine Songs by Alfonso Cavallaro Uploaded

At long last, these "trifles," as my father described them, are ready to share.  The descriptions on my Youtube channel provide considerably more information.  The links are as follows:

Six Neapolitan Songs:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHfG_JqJjYI

There English Songs:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gFVCV2-9WE

I should note that I transcribed one of the Neapolitan Songs -- "Canzone a Maria" -- for piano solo, and two of the English songs -- "Tears" and "A Man-Child's Lullaby" -- for oboe (or flute) and piano.  In fact, my father's Op. Posthumous 1 includes yet another song, "Far Away," also for oboe (or flute) and piano.  This, however, was never recorded for voice because of problems with the text.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Partita in B-flat for Unaccompanied Bassoon Is Online

Robert Rønnes has recorded my partita, and both he and I have uploaded to our respective Youtube channels:



Robert’s performance is, of course, quite romantic in nature, perhaps more than I had in mind for a baroque composition.  On the other hand, he offers some wonderful nuances on the repeats and plays most expressively. 


I should append that the work has also been arranged (with minor modifications, including a transposition to D Major) for unaccompanied bass.  This alternative has not yet been recorded. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Partita #1 in E Minor Is on The Handel Harpsichord Room!

I am truly honored that Fernando de Luca has included my work along with those of my distinguished colleagues, all writing baroque music in the 21st century.  If the viewer hits the "Play All" link on the left (just below the art work), he/she will find some amazing "new" old compositions!  Also worth catching is the introduction (in English, as well as Italian!) link, which offers background information about Fernando's "Handel Harpsichord Room" and his many recordings thereon.
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(1) The link to compositions:   http://www.saladelcembalo.org/archivio/a2016_06.htm

(2) The link to the introduction (and other links):  http://www.saladelcembalo.org/intro.htm

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Conjectural "Completion" of Contrapunctus 14 Is Online!


Simone Stella's virtuosic recording of my "completion" of the last contrapunctus from Bach's unfinished masterpiece, The Art of Fugue, is now online:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F76nQrSfIHs.  Simone had posted it earlier:
http://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/music/17633.  

Also, for those interested, I uploaded both the score (with my preface) and a short story (yes, fiction!) about the work in question.  These can be accessed at 
https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=lenny+cavallaro&type=.  

This has certainly been a humbling experience, and has served to give me an even greater appreciation for the genius of Bach.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Organ Fugue Now On Second Site

Simone Stella has also uploaded the fugue (cf., posting of 25 August) to another site:  http://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/playmusic/17564.  This marks the first occasion on which one of my compositions has appeared on two different media (Youtube and Contrebombarde).