Lamberto Gardelli was born on 8 November 1915 in Venedig (Italy). He first studied in Pesaro under Adriano Ariani and Amilcare Zanella, later under Goffredo Petrassi in Rome. He then started his conducting career and became assistant to Tullio Serafin. In 1944 Lamberto Gardelli gave his conducting debut with Verdi's "La traviata" in Rome. In 1946 he became principal conductor of the opera in Stockholm, in 1955 he fulfilled the same position at the Danish Radio Orchestra and from 1966 at the State Opera in Budapest. Lamberto Gardelli was a distiguished conductor especially for Italian opera repertoire and made guest appearances at the Royal Opera House in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York or the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. In the 1980s he took the position of the principal conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra and again the Danish Radio Orchestra. Lamberto Gardelli died on 17 July 1998 in Munich (Germany).
Beside his career as a conductor Lamberto Gardelli always composed music as well. His output includes operas, orchestral works, concertos for piano, for bassoon and for oboe as well as chamber music.
The autograph manuscript in my possession is the Sonata-fantasia for violin and piano which was composed during the years in Pesaro. The autograph ends with the date "1932-33" but on the first page it says "Pesaro 1937".
The score is typeset, but cannot be published due to copyright issues of the Gardelli estate. But if you are interested in the work, please contact me anyway.