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CASELLA, Alfredo
b Turin, 25 July 1883
d Rome, 5 March 1947, aged sixty-three

He learnt piano with his mother from the age of four and entered the Paris Conservatory in 1896, studying with Fauré. After a term as professor of composition there, in 1915 he returned to Italy. A champion of all that was new in the arts, he founded the Societa Nazionale di Musica in 1917. He wrote many essays and treatises on music, and was a great pianist.

1901 (18)

Pavana, for piano

1903 (20)

Variations sur une chaconne, for piano

1904 (21)

Toccata for piano

1905-6 (22-3)

Symphony No 1

1907 (24)

Cello Sonata No 1

1908 (25)

Sarabande for piano, or harp

Symphony No 2 (1908-9)

1909 (26)

Italia, orchestral rhapsody

Notturnino, for piano or harp

Berceuse triste, for piano

Orchestral Suite in C major (1909-10)

1910 (27)

Barcarola, for piano

1912-13 (29-30)

Le Couvent sur l'eau, ballet

1913 (30)

Notte di Maggio, for voice and orchestra

1914-17 (31-4)

Siciliana and Burlesca, for piano trio

1916 (33)

Pupazzetti, for nine instruments

Pagine di Guerra, for orchestra

Elegia eroica, for orchestra

1920 (37)

Five Pieces for string quartet

1921 (38)

A Notte alta, for orchestra

1923-4 (40-1)

Concerto for string quartet

1924 (41)

La Giara, ballet

Partita for piano (1924-5)

1926 (43)

Concerto Romano, for organ and orchestra

Introduction, Aria and Toccata, for orchestra

Adieu a la vie, for voice and orchestra

Scarlattiana, for small orchestra

1927 (44)

Cello Sonata No 2

Concerto for strings

1928 (45)

Violin Concerto in A minor

La Donna Serpente, opera (1928-31

1930 (47)

Serenade for small orchestra

1931-5 (48-52)

Introduction, corale e marcia, for woodwind

1932 (49)

La Favolo d'Orfeo, opera

Sinfonia for clarinet, trumpet and piano

1933 (50)

Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra

1934 (51)

Notturno e Tarantella, for cello

Cello Concerto (1934-5)

1937 (54)

Concerto for orchestra

ll deserto tentato, oratorio

1939-40 (56-7)


1942 (59)

Paganiniana, for orchestra

1943 (60)

Concerto for strings, piano and percussion

Harp Sonata

1944 (61)

Missa Solemnis 'Pro Pace'

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