FRANCO MARGOLA (1908-1992): Kinderkonzert No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra, Kinderkonzert No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra, Trio for Strings, Notturno e Fuga for String Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 06I011
Reference: GB 5147
Description: Margola's music represents two parallel paths to the neo-classical recapturing of the Italian musical past characteristic of the "generation of the 80s" (Malipiero, Casella, etc.) and of some members of the following generation. His two "childrens' concertos" (from 1954-55 and written for children to listen to, not to play - Michelangeli performed the first at a Venice Festival) - represent the vernal clarity and bright aspects of Casella's neo-classicism - sharp rhythms, strong diatonicism, etc. From the Fascist period, the two works for string orchestra (1937 and 1940) are more akin to Pizzetti's romantic melancholy for a lost ancient world with their dark timbres and polyphony, reminiscent of the 17th century and the Renaissance (there are fugues in both works). Ruggero Ruocco (piano), Irene Tella (violin), I Solisti Aquilani; Vittorio Parisi.