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Guido Alberto Fano 
Fantasia Sonata for violin and piano
edited by Roberto Costa and Filippo Farinelli
(Instrumental Music, 14)

XXII, 40 pp.; 1 part: 11 pp.; 29,7 x 21 cm
Intro and Apparatus in Italian and English


The Fantasia Sonata for violin and piano by Paduan composer, Guido Alberto Fano (1875-1961), runs across his whole life and career. Written in 1893, then partly reused in the D-minor Sonata for piano and cello (1898), it was reworked almost half a century later, and has remained in manuscript to this day. Thus, it forms a historical, stylistic, and creative cross-section of his opus. Fano wrote it at the dawning of his career, with Cesare Pollini (1858-1912), the dedicatee, as his mentor, and revised it in his late years during his, and his family’s, adventurous escape from Nazi persecution. This edition draws from the two autograph versions dated 1893 and 1941, and is based on the latter; Appendix I hosts the third movement from the earlier version, the only one that was radically altered. Appendix II has a diplomatic transcript of the 1893 autograph in smaller typesetting. Hence, the several stages of Fano’s creative process are documented. All this is part of a larger project of rediscovery and reevaluation of Fano’s chamber music for violin and piano.

Roberto Costa is a violinist and doctoral researcher at Macquarie University, Sydney. His research interests focus on the interconnection between identity, religion, material culture and performing arts in Eastern Indonesia and the Pacific region. He carried out an intensive career as violinist and music teacher in Italy and abroad, and has authored several scholarly publications.

Filippo Farinelli an eclectic pianist and a professor of Vocal chamber music at the Tito Schipa Conservatory, Lecce, mainly devotes his performing efforts to modern vocal and instrumental chamber music. He regularly appears with saxophonist David Brutti; their Duo Disecheis won prestigious awards in national and international competitions. He has made numerous recordings, especially for Brilliant Classics.

By 2010, Roberto Costa and Filippo Farinelli formed the Duo Komma, with a focus on Italian and European 20th-century repertoire. To this date, they have recorded the complete works for violin and piano by Guido Alberto Fano (Tactus) and André Jolivet (Brilliant Classics).

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