Year of composition
Margarida Orfila composed three works for violin and piano, dated between 1928 and 1931, when she resumed composition after maternity leave and the first years of raising her five children. Frisança, Barcarola and Scherzando are independent pieces that contrast with each other due to their character, melodic and rhythmic design. Each piece also contains contrasting sections and a harmonic work characteristic of Margarida Orfila’s compositional style, with many modulations. These works were not published during the composer’s lifetime, although in June 1930, when Unión Musical Española published the Petites Semblances for solo piano, on the back cover it was announced as a work in preparation: Frisança, rondó for violin and piano.