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Two Scenes and a Song – Shelley cycle for baritone & piano

August 2nd, 2022 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Shelley cycle CACIOPPO – Score

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WOMB OF THE SACRED MOUNTAINS 25th Anniversary Commemorative Release

February 14th, 2022 · No Comments · Uncategorized

PURCHASE Womb of the Sacred Mountains View the TRAILER FANFARE Sacred Mtns coverage Sacred Mountains I notes Sacred Mountains II notes Sacred Mountains III notes Sacred Mountains IV notes Sacred Mountains cover art Conversation 1 – performing the cycle Conversation 2 – influences Conversation 3 – compositional techniques… Conversation 4 – reception Pronunciations

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ILLUMINATIONS makes MWI’s Recordings of the Year list

December 1st, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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Arthur Farwell: a composer’s voice reaching to the sky

November 15th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

[This short essay in WSJ Life & Arts “Masterpiece” style celebrates the October 22 NAXOS release of a new CD dedicated to American composer Arthur Farwell (1872-1952). Farwell focused the best of his creative energy to bringing Native American music and belief into symbiotic relationship with the means and practices of the Western concert music […]

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NARAS voting members, 64th Grammy® Awards – FYC

August 31st, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Album on Spotify Album on Apple Music Track 7 with scrolling text Cacioppo texts Critical response to ILLUMINATIONS ‘like Leonard Bernstein, [Cacioppo is] another American composer of controlled eclecticism’ ‘a composer with such a fertile musical imagination, given to a kind of Whitman-like inclusiveness’ ‘potency…wealth of wit and invention…spectacularly clever’ ‘potent…thought-provoking poetics’ ‘The performances are […]

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A gift of music for the Biden’s

February 8th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Just after the inauguration of our 46th president, it saddened me that because of the pandemic, there would be no White House ball. Until there is, I thought it might be nice to offer the Biden’s some sort of dance number for their enjoyment, and so composed the present TANGO for Joe and Jill. To […]

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ROCHBERG dedication remastered

September 26th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Cacioppo’s monument to George Rochberg is now available for listening on YouTube at https://youtu.be/MRfPPkZvOc8 CURT CACIOPPO Ciclo metamorfico sul nome d’un maestro (1988) Metamorphic cycle on the name of a master  Curt Cacioppo, pianist (world premiere performance) Bösendorfer Imperial #29041 Lawrence H. Fornaci, piano technician LIVE at Marshall Auditorium, Haverford College, 10/22/88 Jeanne Velonis, audio […]

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PIANO VARIATIONS notes & download

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

My PIANO VARIATIONS on Hail to the Chief act to affirm and to celebrate our country’s diversity and its people. It is truly “for ALL Americans,” and represents many constituencies. A blustery fanfare and flourish announce the Theme (already varied, as it finds itself in a heckled quodlibet framework). Variation I (“Arabesques”), acknowledges the Islamic […]

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“for ALL Americans”

January 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

On this day as President Obama’s successor takes office, I wanted to inform readers that yesterday morning I completed a new set of PIANO VARIATIONS “for ALL Americans” on Hail to the Chief, to coincide with the inauguration. The 36 minute work celebrates our country, its diversity, and its people. The table of contents includes […]

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Dvořák pilgrimage

August 16th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I was a latecomer to Dvořák. By late I mean maybe the summer of my sophomore year at college, when the Serenade for Winds & String Bass was being rehearsed at the Blossom Festival. Of course I must have heard some of his music prior to this, but other than the energetic Slavonic Dances, it […]

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