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Parisonatina al'Dodecafonia is a 1964 composition by Donald Martino for violoncello solo.


The work shows a relentless preference in exploring notes in a twelve-tone system. It also consistently approaches the structure and cellistic technique through an imaginative approach. The title is a wordplay on the name of virtuoso cellist Aldo Parisot for whom the piece was composed. His name appears embedded throughout in a short succession of notes producing a single impression that appears throughout the entire piece.

It was written in four movements, though it was actually conceived in two parts of a two movement context. A performance takes about ten minutes.


  • Fennelly, Brian; Martino, Donald (Autumn–Winter 1969). "Review: Parisonatina al'Dodecafonia (1964) by Donald Martino". Perspectives of New Music. 8 (1): 133–135. doi:10.2307/832129. JSTOR 832129.