Francesco Molino (1768-1847), composer

Francesco Molino was an Italian guitarist and composer, the author of a famous method for guitar.  Born near Turin in  1768, he played in the Piedmont Regiment and in the Teatro Regio in Turin, and during the Napoleonic wars we do not yet know where he was. From about 1820 onwards he was very active in Paris.  He wrote two violin concertos, of which the second was dedicated to Kreutzer; one guitar concerto, op. 56; many works for guitar with other instruments; and many guitar solos.

Fuller biography of Francesco Molino

Francesco Molino’s three sets of trios with guitar are particularly fine, all now available in new re-engraved editions here in Tecla. They are the delightful Three Trios op. 4, the wonderful Grand Trio Concertant op. 30, and the Second Grand Trio Concertant op. 45, all of them with guitar and other instruments, all of them newly edited by me from the original editions and newly re-engraved, and all of them as score and parts. They are as follows:

 

The complete edition of all three sets of trios with guitar is now available from Tecla, all of them newly edited and engraved as score and parts.

TECLA 0231 is the complete set of opp. 4, 30 and 45 with op. 30 in paperbound.

TECLA 0232 is the complete set of opp. 4, 30 and 45 with op. 30 in clothbound.

 

TECLA 0233 Francesco Molino: Three Trios, op. 4 for flute, viola, and guitar. Newly edited and engraved as score and parts. Paperbound A4 only.

 

Francesco Molino: Grand Trio Concertant op. 30 for flute or violin, viola, and guitar. Newly edited and engraved as score and parts.

TECLA 0235 is op. 30 paperbound,

TECLA 0236 is op. 30 clothbound.

 

TECLA 0237 Francesco Molino: Second Grand Trio Concertant, op. 45 for flute or violin, viola, and guitar. Newly edited and engraved as score and parts. Paperbound A4 only.

 

TECLA 0209 Francesco Molino: Trois Duos faciles, op. 3 for violin and guitar. Facsimile of the original edition. Parts only, no score. 

 

MORE ABOUT THE COMPLETE SERIES OF MOLINO’S TRIOS WITH GUITAR:

A new 2009 re-engraved edition of Molino’s Three Trios for flute, viola and guitar, op. 4. Dedicated to the last Doge of Genoa. Score and parts.  An important new edition.

Molino’s Grand Trio Concertant for flute or violin, viola and guitar, op. 30, a new 2004 re-engraved edition by Brian Jeffery. One of the finest of all chamber works with guitar, full of originality and beauty. “Love at first sight”, wrote Francesco Biraghi.  This is a completely new edition.  The work has not been published before (as far as I know) since Molino’s own day. A major new discovery for anyone who plays chamber music with guitar.  It is not particularly difficult.  Score and parts.

A new 2009 re-engraved edition of Molino’s Second Grand Trio Concertant op. 45.  Score and parts.  An important new edition.

The Trois Trios op. 4 were also published in 1986 in Tecla in facsimile of the original edition, which can still be obtained here.

BJ

 

Copyright 2009 by Tecla Editions. Errors and omissions excepted.