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TOGNI, C.: 3 Studies on Morts sans sepulture / Flute Sonata / Violin Sonata / String Trio (Ex Novo Ensemble)

Composer(s):Togni, Camillo
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumentalVocal
Catalogue 8.572074
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Since its foundation in 1979, the Ex Novo Ensemble has explored the international panorama of new music, particularly works that, although very beautiful, remain little known. For its début Naxos recording this virtuosic ensemble presents a selection of chamber music by the influential Italian composer, teacher and pianist Camillo Togni, whose fascination with German Expressionism and the Second Viennese School is evident in finely crafted, lucid compositions which are notable for their eloquent restraint and striking instrumental sonorities.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,February 2009

A piano pupil of the legendary Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and composition student of Alfredo Casella, Camillo Togni became one of Italy’s most progressive composers in the second half of the 20th century. He had embraced all of the doctrines of the Second Viennese School, to which he was to add the current trend of an element of tonality. The main part of the disc covers his chamber music from the 1950s, the basic sound being typical of the style adopted by so many composers in Western Europe, long passages of sparsely scored music suddenly giving way to brief activity. Where there is thematic material it is lost on the innocent ear and replaced by music that is interesting, but would take time to enter your memory bank. That would be true of much music of



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