Cesare Pavese "La Voce" from "Lavorare Stanca" (I)
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Cellist Frances Uitti, for whom I wrote this piece, lived in Giacinto Scelsi's House in Italy. Surrounded as she is by nervous, modernistic cello music, she received from me a slow, restrained piece. Pavese's text came in very handy.
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