ILDEBRANDO PIZZETTI (1880-1968): Violin Sonata in A, Cello Sonata in F.
Catalogue Number: 11M064
Reference: CD 2057
Description: Two deeply emotional works: the war-blasted sonata of 1918-19 with its turbulent, violent first movement, second movement Preghiera per gl'innocenti and hopeful finale and the 1921 sonata, strongly influenced by the death of Pizzetti's first wife. In three movements, lasting over 36 minutes, the piece expresses the pain and sadness of loss and separation in its 15-minute Largo first movement (predominantly calm, numb with pain, with lovely lyrical melodies recalling happier times). The second movement (Molto concitato e angoscioso) rebels against destiny in its agitated outer sections while sinking back into nostalgia in its center while the finale, another Largo, seeks and achieves peace in an atmosphere of luminous mysticism. Only the second recording of the latter. Trio di Parma.