Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Second Oboe Sonata Finished and Recorded; News Updates

Earlier this summer, I completed my Sonata #2 in E minor, for Oboe and Piano (or Harpsichord).  This is again a baroque composition in four movements, following the familiar slow-fast-slow-fast scheme, and it includes a fugue with some interesting modulations in the last movement.

On Wednesday, 21 August, I recorded this work at Futura Productions with Audrey Markowitz, who also recorded my first sonata.  While the final edits and mix remain to be done, I have reviewed the takes and am quite gratified with the preliminary results.

Upon completion, the sonata will be uploaded to my Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCimiO7ycp83KIsOZYyxJzdQ, which hosts all the published music and a number of unpublished (piano) pieces.  I have a separate channel for my performances of works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Debussy:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHVnl236k_PWxPkwhj-yebw.  The remaining handful of unpublished compositions are on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Lenny%20Cavallaro.

Finally, my website, LennyCavallaroMusic.com, is at long last under reconstruction and should be in good shape shortly.