The selected pieces are all composed by Francesco Iannitti Piromallo and have been dedicated to the guitarist Fabio Montomoli, who made the arrangements for guitar under the review and approval of the author. The particularity of the pieces is that there guitar is considered like a small orchestra, using the whole palette of available “colors” and combining it with both, the clarinet, as well as the entire orchestra.
The project includes the first registration of the Sonata in D major for solo guitar, the Suite "The Gate of the Sun" for guitar and clarinet, the "Three album pages" for solo guitar and the Concerto No. 1 in A Major for Guitar and orchestra.
Sonata in Re maggiore, for Guitar
The Sonata in D Major (2010), enriches a repertory of Classic Guitar which, in recent years has seen the tendency of composers to write in a style which is more consonant. The work in question is written in four movements in a classical style with the first part being in the form of a sonata with a double theme in three parts. In this first movement, which is densely polyphonic, the artist Fabio Montomoli has had to intervene particularly, in order to make the guitar performance possible, while keeping the lines of harmony and counterpoint intact. The Barcarola which follows, reminds one, in its exuberance of the typical Venetian dance, beating time to the rhythm of the gondoliers. The minor tone and the melancholy character require particular care in playing both in sound and in the manner in which it is performed, favoring a kind of fingering which can assure spacious, airy phrases. In the central part, where the left hand will allow, the use of “Campanelle” is preferred, otherwise one can use the appropriate tied notes. The brief Gavotte before the final Rondò should be performed carefully, measuring the staccatos on the first chords and taking care in the articulation, imitating the Baroque style, with the dotted note and the three following tied notes in the performance of the quadruplets. The fourth movement , written in the form of a Rondò, introduces folk rhythms with “rasgueados”, while the central part dedicated to the “tremolo” uses a fingering dictated by the need to maintain the “legato” of the melodic part as much as possible. All changes in the revision have been approved by the composer and have allowed, all guitar lovers with a good technique, to be able to take advantage of this great composition which will surely become a contemporary masterpiece.
“La Porta del Sole”, suite for Clarinet and Guitar
Composed after a trip around South Italy, including Gerace: a city, which extraordinary beauty has been the main source of inspiration. The piece is a tribute to the colors and sounds of the southern part of the country, proposing a set of typical Mediterranean: atmospheres romantic freshness and originality regarding the various styles in popular italian music. Is divided into seven pieces, choral and melodic in nature, with the aim of convey through the beauty of the music, about the peculiarities of our country: songs, dances and serenades, thus combining tradition and classicism. It opens with the very italian and catchy “Canzone”, then a “Cantilena” (from Rome), for arrive to the romantic “Serenata” and finish in the well known “Tarantella”. The Suite also includes two soloist pieces: “”, for clarinet, and “Amalfi”, for Guitar.
The Author has balanced perfectly the dialogue and the dynamics of the two instruments, resulting in a easygoing listening, engaging and enjoyable, very well made thanks to the skill and careful interpretation of the two eclectic musicians Lanzini and Montomoli. None of the two instruments covers singularly a primary or secondary role but they are both "actors" complementing each other.
Tre fogli d’album”, for Guitar
Three truly “pearls”, little pages of the album of Iannitti Piromallo, in which he shows the finest expressive ability of the guitar. A cluster of emotions present in simple but melodic sounds, that evokes deep memories and desires.
Concerto in La maggiore, for Guitar and Orchestra
The Concert no. 1 in A major is inspired by the Italian tradition, but in classic form, (the last part being a Tarantella), and can be defined as a work of Mittel European character. The Concert, written in a captivating tonal language, contrasting the soloist instrument with the orchestra, alternates between rhythms of passionate dance, in contrasting tempo's, such as the touching , elegiac Pavana, and carries you away to evocative surroundings.It uses the guitar as a means of expression, melodic and percussive, similar to the unrestrained, typical Italian “Tarantella” , which brings the Concert to a close. Inside the Concerto per chitarra e orchestra, diverse cultural influences fusion, producing a new style that, overcoming the spaces of contemporary music, is named as "new romantic sound", free of schemes and flowing without fear in an emotional way: opening our hearts to the music.