Mark Delpriora: Pocket Sonata
for solo guitar.
6pp., $8.95, Presser Order number 494-02727 (PWYS-74)
The composer says: My “Pocket Sonata” was written for Brazilian guitarist Paulo Martelli to perform on his New York debut recital and functioned on this program as the requisite “world premiere” written by a living composer. Written just behind and right after my 50 minute “Sonata no. 3,” this much shorter Sonata was conceived to fit in a traditional guitar concert and, if guitarists have a muse in charge of programming, to fit comfortably in her pocket!
Mark Delpriora has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Uruguay. He has been the recipient of grants and awards including the first Andrés Segovia Award from the Manhattan School of Music, the Beards Fund Award, a Cooper Institute of the Arts and Humanities Grant, The Artists International Distinguished Artist Award, a Meet the Composer Grant, and a United Nations Travel Grant. He was twice chosen to perform in the New York Master classes given by Andrés Segovia in 1982 and 1987.
Mr. Delpriora has recorded for Koch International Classics, Soundspells, Philips, and CRI. As a composer, his “Sonata Nº 3” (Gilardino) is published by Edizioni Musicali Bèrben and his “Four Images” are published by Guitar Arts Publishing. His work appears in anthologies by Mel Bay (the Contemporary Guitar, ed. Stanley Yates) and Dover (American Folk Songs, ed. David Nadal). Mark Delpriora is currently on the guitar faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.
Cover art is by Zaryana Bogatyrova.
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