Fllga, Sandro

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Fllga, Sandro

Fllga, Sandro, Italian pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Mogliano Veneto, Nov. 26, 1906; d. Turin, March 1, 1994. He studied piano, organ, and composition at the Turin Cons. He was a concert pianist until 1940, then became a lecturer at the Turin Cons, in 1933. In 1966 he became its director, which post he held until 1977.

Works

DRAMATIC La croce deserta (Bergamo, 1950); Otto Schnaffs (Turin, 1950); Confessione (RAI Radio, 1962). ORCH.: Ode in memoria (1945; Turin, March 5, 1948); Passacaglia (1950); Toccata for Piano and Orch. (1952); Trumpet Concertino (1953); Concerto sacro III (1954); Cello Concerto (1955); Violin Concerto (1959); Concerto for Strings and Percussion (1963); Oboe Concertino (1964); Sym. (1967); Piano Concerto (Rome, Jan. 14, 1970). CHAMBER: Piano Trio (1943); 4 string quartets (1943, 1945, 1948, 1965); Violin Sonata (1951); piano pieces, including 2 sonatas (1957, 1978). VOCAL: Concerto sacro I for Chorus and Orch. (1938; Turin, Feb. 3, 1939), II for Baritone, Men’s Chorus, and Orch. (1951), and IV for Tenor and Double Chorus (1956).

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