Lontano (1986) by Richard Felciano
for harp and piano

In composing Lontano (Italian: far away) I was attracted to the common acoustical basis of the harp and the piano, most especially the decay characteristics of plucked versus struck strings and their attendant psychological implications of nearness and distance. Identical harmonies not only sound differently on the two instruments but create wonderful composite sonorities, as one fades into the other. Completely on its own terms, the harp establishes itself as the dramatic equal to the piano.

— R. F.    

[from program for May 10, 2012 concert]