Norman Dello Joio 1913-2008

by pieces of moments

I was saddened this morning to read of the death, at age 95, of composer Norman Dello Joio. I remember how much I adored learning his Sonata No. 3 when I was in middle school. The changing and meandering synchronized rhythms and lyrical lines that spoke to the brighter side of melancholy were so much fun to let fly from my fingers.