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Wednesday, July 23
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American composer Vincent Pershichetti
SYNOPSIS:
Scarlatti (and Persichetti) Sonatas ...

MUSIC PLAYED ON TODAY'S PROGRAM:
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):
Sonata in c, K. 363
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord
Laurel 838
&
Vincent Pershichetti (1915 - 1987):
Sonata No. 4
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord
Laurel 838

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
On Domenico Scarlatti
On Vincent Persichetti

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
Births:
1796—Swedish composer Franz Berwald, in Stockholm
1866—Italian opera composer Francesco Cilea, in Palmi, Calabria
1916 —American composer Ben Weber, in St. Louis, Mo.

Deaths:
1757—Italian composer and harpsichordist Domenico Scarlatti, age 71, in Madrid
1983—French composer Georges Auric, age 84, in Paris

Premieres:
1982 — John Harbison: "Variation" for clarinet, violin and piano, at the Sante Fe Chamber Music Festival in New Mexico, by clarinetist David Satz, violinist Rose Mary Harbison, and pianist Ursula Oppens


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