Author Archives: R. David Salvage

R. David Salvage is a composer and pianist who lives in Bologna, Italy. He has composed for film, orchestra, chorus, and a wide variety of ensembles and has concertized both as a soloist and accompanist. Before moving abroad, he taught college in the United States for ten years. He holds degrees from Harvard, Manhattan School of Music, and the City University of New York. The author of Getting Back to Music: A Dialogue about Music Appreciation, he is also the father of two children and spends way too much time reading.

“Idea for a Barcarolle”

Albumleaf 126: March 14, 2018 (Bologna)


Albumleaf 125: March 9, 2018 (Bologna)

“Winter’s Idyll”

Albumleaf 124: February 17, 2018 (Bologna)

“Urna biconica”

Albumleaf 123: February 16, 2018 (Bologna)

“A Swim in the Underwater Light of Dreams”

Albumleaf 122: February 9, 2018 (Bologna)

“Le donne di Ravensbrück”

Albumleaf 121: January 30, 2018 (Bologna) The women of Ravensbrück tell about interminable days spent during the time of quarantine . . . shoveling sand dunes: in a circle, under the July sun, every deportee had to move the sand from her pile to that of her neighbor to the right, in a ring without […]

“A Fleeting Vision”

Albumleaf 120: January 8, 2018 (Bologna)

“a silver streak showed in the looking glass”

Albumleaf 119: January 2, 2018 (Bologna) The wind actually stirred the cloth on the chest of drawers, and let in a little light, so that the sharp edge of the chest of drawers was visible, running straight up, until a white shape bulged out; and a silver streak showed in the looking glass. —Virginia Woolf, […]

“Pulse Phase”

Albumleaf 118: November 8, 2017 (Bologna)

“Daydreams and Nightchorales”

Albumleaf 117: October 27, 2017 (Bologna)