Togni, Camillo

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Togni, Camillo

Togni, Camillo, Italian composer; b. Brescia, Oct. 18, 1922; d. there, Nov. 27, 1993. He received training from Casella in Siena and Rome (1939-42), attended the Parma Cons. (diploma, 1946), and studied philosophy at the Univ. of Padua (graduated, 1948). After composing in a neo-Classical vein, Togni embraced the 12-tone method.


orch: Variations for Piano and Orch. (1946); Fantasia concertante for Flute and Strings (1957; Cologne Radio, March 25, 1958); Some Other Where (RAI, Naples, June 16, 1977). CHAMBER: Aubade for 6 Instruments (Rome, April 22, 1965); Cinque pezzi for Flute and Guitar (1975-76; RAI, Naples, June 16, 1976); Für Herbert for 2 Violins, Viola, and Harpsichord (Milan, Nov. 21, 1976); Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello (Naples, June 15, 1978); Quasi una serenata for Guitar (Spoleto, July 8, 1979); Due preludi for Piccolo (Perugia, Aug. 20, 1980); Du bleicher Geselle for Chamber Group (1989); Per Maila for Piano or Flute and Piano (1992); Fantasia for Harp (1993); many piano pieces. VOCAL: Psalmus CXXVII for Solo Voices, Violin, Viola, and Cello (Brussels, June 24, 1950); Ricercar for Baritone and 5 Instruments (1953); Relian di Iraki for Voice and Piano (1955; also for Soprano and Chamber Orch., Palermo, May 24, 1961); Gesang zur Nacht for Soprano and Chamber Orch. (Venice, April 11, 1962); Rondeaux per 10 for Soprano and 9 Instruments (1963; Madrid, June 24, 1965); Preludes et rondeaux for Soprano and Harpsichord (1963-64; Florence, April 17, 1964); Sei notturni for Contralto, Clarinet, Violin, and 2 Pianos (1965; Rome, March 4, 1966); Tre pezzi for Chorus and Orch. (Venice, Sept. 17, 1972); Tre duetti for Soprano and Flute (1977-80); La Guirlande de Blois for Soprano and Piano (Naples, June 15, 1978); Les Feuilles Ameres for Soprano (RAI, Milan, Sept. 30, 1989). ELECTRONIC: Recitativo (Venice, April 15, 1962).

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