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:

There English Songs:

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.