I started reading the Sonata n.2 by Mark Delpriora. The first impression is a good and complete knowledge of the guitar and of his colors. Another evident detail is the structure and and the care of the developments of the themes especially the the Rondò.
Good musical ideas and excellent results to listen.
About the composer:
Currently co-chairman of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Delpriora has performed and/or given master classes at Piccolo Spoleto, Stetson University Guitar Festival, Mannes Festival, William Paterson University,Rutgers University SummerFest, University of Illinois/Urbana Summerfest, GFA Festival, Summit Music Festival, and with the New York Contemporary Music Band, New Music Consort, the Lake Placid Chamber Music Festival, Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort. He has been a guest teacher at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil where he taught students from throughout South America. He has also been on the juries of several international competitions incluing the Naumberg, Guitar Foundation of America, Lagonegro (Italy) and the D’addario Concerto competitions. He is a regular contributer to Guitar Review and has written articles on music for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and NewMusicBox. Mr. Delpriora has been recently named Instructor of Guitar Literature and Fretboard Harmony in the Juilliard School’s newly established undergraduate guitar program. Mr Delpriora’s teachers include Rolando Valdes-Blain and Manuel Barrueco . He was chosen to perform in Andres Segovia’s New York Masterclasses in 1982 and 1987 which was broadcast on PBS and other television stations. Mr. Delpriora has recorded for Koch International Classics, Soundspells, Philips,Tzadik and CRI. He is currrently working on a series of CD releases with flutist, Laurel Zucker on Cantilena Records. The first CD, “Romanza Andaluza,” was released last fall. An active composer, Delpriora’s compositions are published by Berben Edizioni Musicali ( the 50 minute Sonata 3 and Sonata 2) , Editions Orphee (Tango Caffe Carciofo, 10 Short Studies in Kaleidoscope,Pocket Sonata), and Guitar Arts Publishing ( Four Images). In addition, his works have appeared in anthologies published by Mel Bay (Tambu) and Dover (Black is the Color…).