RICCARDO MALIPIERO (1914-2003): Violin Sonata, Piano Trio, Ciccona di Davide for Viola and Piano, Mosaico II for Solo Violin.
Catalogue Number: 04V055
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The Milanese composer Riccardo Malipiero took lessons with his uncle, Gian Francesco Malipiero in the late 30s. Malipiero disowned all that he wrote up until 1938 and saved only a small amount of that written before 1945: the surviving early pieces show the influence of his uncle’s teaching and the neo-classicism of Casella and Stravinsky. However, influenced by Luigi Dallapiccola, he came to embrace a personal, lyrical language of 12-tone composition which ultimately traces its roots back to the music of Berg. The four-movement Violin Sonata from 1956 makes an ideal introduction to Riccardo Malipiero’s music, with a nervous, waltz-like Scherzo and a frozen slow movement leading into the finale’s extensive violin cadenza. Rest Ensemble.