ELIODORO SOLLIMA (1926-2000): Cello Sonata, Quartet No.3 “La leggenda di San Damiano” for Piano Quartet, 3 Movimenti for Piano Trio, 3 Studi for Violin and Viola, Evoluziona No. 5 for Piano and Violin, Aria for Piano, Violin, Viola and 2 Cellos.
Catalogue Number: 07X046
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Sollima’s idiom embraced a Bartokian toughness of rhythm, most vividly demonstrated here by the three movements for piano trio. In 1968 he wrote a powerful concerto for string orchestra in memory of Robert F. Kennedy, and the tortured harmonies of this piece carry over into both the contemporaneous piano trio and the later Evoluziona No.5 for violin and piano. However, the album surveys the full range of Sollima’s oeuvre, from the brief and touching Aria he composed for a chamber quintet as a 19-year-old, to a compact Cello Sonata written at the age of 22 in 1948. From almost half a century later dates the ‘Legend of St Damiano’, a single-movement piano quartet that effectively synthesizes the evolution of the composer’s music. Ensemble Kinari, Giovanni Sollima (second cello - Aria).