Romance for Violoncello & Piano, Op.16 No.1
Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944) was born in Turin, the capital of the Italian province of Piedmont. After studying at the local conservatory, he went to Vienna where he met Brahms, Goldmark and Mahler, all of whom he befriended. But it was Dvorak with whom he became a close friend, the latter giving him private lessons in orchestration in Prague. Dvorak was also instrumental in interesting Sinigaglia in the use of folk melody. Sinigaglia eventually returned to Turin where he lived the rest of his life teaching and composing. He collected and arranged over 500 Piedmontese folksongs. Chamber music is an important part of his output.
The Romance for Cello and Piano dates from 1898, while Sinigaglia was sojourning in Vienna. The Romance is a beautiful short work. It is a song without words, lyrical and somewhat melancholy.
This lovely pieces makes an attractive shorter recital piece or encore. Long out of print, we are pleased to make it available once again.
Parts & Score: $9.95