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Colarizi, Giorgio
Preludio e Allegro for Violin and Piano
[Selected Works - Vol. 16]

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Author: Giorgio Colarizi (1912-1999)
Editor: Vincenzo Caporaletti
Publication Date: 2013
Series: Contemporary Music
Edition: Score and Parts
Pages: pp. 40 + parts pp. 16
Size: 230x310 mm
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2153-2075-8
Code: XXS 85
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Biographical Notes

Product detailsThe musician, musicologist, teacher and researcher Giorgio Colarizi was born at Fermo on 7 July 1912 and died there on 23 February 1999. His eclectic versatility, together with the vast range of his cultural interests and profound erudition, ensured that he played a prominent role in Italian musical culture in the second half of the 20th century. Having begun the study of composition with Amilcare Zanella, he continued with Cesare Dobici in Rome, once again gaining his diploma in Pesaro, in 1938. In 1937 he attended two courses at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena, advanced piano studies with Alfredo Casella and chamber music with Arturo Bonucci. After starting out to study classics he graduated cum laude in law in 1935 at the Regia Università in Macerata, with a thesis in civil law on copyright in works involving music and the cinema. Later on he attended the philosophy course at Rome University from 1948 to 1951, passing all the exams. His substantial output as a composer still remains to be explored. It owes much to the expressive climate fashioned in Italy by the “generation of the eighties”, and features works for solo piano, voice and piano, and small instrumental ensembles. True to his teaching vocation he collected, harmonised and translated a vast corpus of Italian and foreign choral music, with an eye in particular to the popular repertoire.


Stringendo Magazine (April 2014)
The piece is written in D major with a rather pompous piano introduction reminiscent of Tchaikovskv's famous Piano Concerto No.l - perhaps an unconscious homage. The theme is then taken up by the violin and eventually leads to a rather effective and substantial Allegro in mixed meters. A violin solo of rushing semiquavers opens the latter and it would take an experienced duo to play the work successfully.

Archi Magazine (marzo-aprile 2014)
... opera composta agli inizi degli anni Trenta, assolutamente e caparbiamente tonale, con slanci schumanniani e taluni ammiccamenti ad un certo ipercromatismo; si tratta di una composizione in cui le due sezioni sono cucite senza soluzione di continuità ed in cui il dialogo tra i due strumenti, specialmente nell’Allegro, è serratissimo. ... Ci sembra un’opera che, senza falsi pudori, abbia voglia di dire ed arrivare a chi vuole in essa credere; ci sembra un’opera incontaminata da pensieri che talvolta fanno della musica un esercizio di logica. Ci sembra un’opera che valga la pena conoscere, se si pensa che la musica possa ancora raccontare una storia.