Donald Martino


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(b Plainfield, NJ, 1931; d on cruise, off coast of Antigua, 2005).

Amer. composer. Assoc. prof. of mus., Yale Univ. 1958–69. Prof. of comp., New England Cons., Boston, 1970–80. Prof. of mus., Harvard Univ. from 1983. Some of mus. uses 12‐note technique and dense polyphonic textures. Works incl. Sym.; Quodlibets, fl.; Contemplations, orch.; pf. fantasy; cl. trio; pf. conc.; vc. conc.; triple conc., cl., bcl., contrabcl.; 5 str. qts.; The White Island, ch., chamber orch.; sax. conc. (1987); vn. conc. (1996); cl. conc. (2003); Conc. for Orch. (2004).

Subjects: Music.

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