(for solo guitar)
commissioned by Sergio Sorrentino for the 20th International Guitar Festival of Lagonegro, Italy
Year: 2011
Duration: 4'
First Performance: 24 August 2011 Lagonegro, Italy; Sergio Sorrentino, guitar

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Program Notes

Curio is based on the old Italian folk tune "E sacci 'na canzunella," which I discovered in a publication that was sent to me by the guitarist Sergio Sorrentino called "Canti Popolari della Basilicata." I was attracted to the somewhat bipolar modality of the song.

Curio is a variations form piece — it starts somewhat "pretty" and dark, and gradually gets stranger as it progresses.




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