Thursday, March 21, 2013

Novel about Paganini beats books on Biber, Khalifa

Here is --> an amusing news blurb about my mother's novel (based on the life of Paganini), which I edited and revised: .

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Three Recent Interviews With Violinists!

I have written three interviews with violinists for the newsletter of Stay Thirsty Press, publishers of Paganini's Fire.

The interview with Alexander Markov can be found at:

The two-part interview with Stephanie Chase is reached thusly:

Finally, the interview with Joshua Bell can be accessed via 

These were all most enjoyable, and well received.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cavallaro Music for Winds Has Been Published, and is also on Youtube!

Forton Music has released three volumes of my music, along with a posthumous volume of my father's.  Available now are my:  (1) Sonata for Oboe (or Flute) in a minor, Op. 1; (2) Three Songs Without Words for Flute or Oboe,  Op. 2; and (3) Three Pieces for Cor Anglais, Op. 3 -- along with Three Pieces for Oboe or Flute, Op. Posth., by Alfonso Cavallaro.  The link to the publisher is:

Some (alas, not all) of these can also be heard on my Youtube channel at the following url: .

I am profoundly grateful to Forton Music for the wonderful opportunity they have afforded me.  I devoutly hope that my own music, which adheres to eighteenth and early nineteenth century harmonic idiom and style, will inspire other composers to return to our musical roots!