FRANCO MARGOLA (1908-1992): Piano Quintets Nos. 1 & 2 (World Premiere Recordings), Solo Piano: Improvviso, Sonatina, Valzer, Preludes in A and in C.
Catalogue Number: 09Q069
Reference: STR 33982
Description: Margola's lyrical type of neo-classicism, often colored with a gentle melancholy, makes him a kind of Italian Poulenc and these very attractive quintets - fone from 1933 and one from 1946 - are perfect additions to the collections of anyone who enjoys that French composer or to those who follow the Italian neo-classicists like Longo, Malipiero, Casella, Pizzini and Pizzetti. The piano pieces are as early as 1934 and as late as 1979 with no appreciable difference in their affable approachability. Margola is a genuine pleasure who should be better known. Quintetto Margola.