The Two Ladies from Verona

for cello duo

premiered June 11, 2001

Beth Goldstein, Tom Flaherty

National Cello Institute, Claremont, California

I Dorie's Aria

II Aria's Dory

The two ladies of Verona are of course Dorie and her daughter Aria, and they do live in Verona.They both play the cello, often together.

Dorie Aria is in fact a wordless aria, one which might reflect the tender entwinement of their lives, or the peace they find when the dogs, cats, and birds are asleep, or the quiet joy they find in looking out at the world together.

.Aria's Dory is just a terrible pun and an excuse to write a sailor's song.

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