GIULIO BONNARD (1885 - 1972)
Giulio Bonnard was one of the most highly regarded Italian composers of the early twentieth century because of the modernity of his music. From the 1930s onwards, he devoted himself more or less exclusively to writing scores for films directed by his brother, Mario Bonnard (1889–1965). He wrote three extraordinary works for clarinet and piano, Valzer da concerto, Notturno and Rondò, in 1937, all of which were performed several times at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome by pupils of Maestro Carlo Luberti (1885–after 1945), for whom they were probably composed.
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