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For Karl
Date Completed:April 14, 1982
Duration:about 2 minutes
Instrumentation:viola or violin
First Performance:David Cerutti, viola March 24, 1983 Mannes Recital Hall The Mannes College of Music
Comments:for Karl Bargen this reading by the composer, violin
Program Notes:for Karl was written for Karl Bargen (completed on April 14, 1982) in gratitude for his friendship, and admiration of his personal kindness and musical grace on many freelancing adventures during my early days in New York City. We performed a wide range of music from Dennis Riley to Iannis Xenakis, and perhaps this is reflected in the intense but compressed qualities of this short piece. David Cerutti gave the first performance on March 24, 1983 in the Recital Hall of the Mannes College of Music.
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