The Song Of A Life, Vol. 1
Milhofer, Mark; Bacelli, Monica; Ballista, Antonio; Rupo, Roberto; Fazzini, Nunzio; Mastrangelo, Valentina; Casucci, Romina; Martin-Smith, Denver; Sotgiu, David; Crisante, Isabella; Scolastra, Marco; Menghini, Maura
This release marks the beginning of an exciting new series: the complete songs by Paolo Tosti. Paolo Tosti worked in poverty as a music teacher till he met the influential composer Giovanni Sgambati, who became his mentor. He introduced Tosti to Princess Margherita of Savoy, who later became queen of Italy. She was impressed by him and appointed him as royal music teacher. In 1875 Tosti went to London where his fame spread, and he was made Singing Master of the Royal Family.Tosti is known for his vast quantity of light, expressive songs, which are characterized by natural, singable melodies of a charming and sweet sentiment. They became immensely popular and Tosti made a fortune with them. This new project, a huge enterprise, is produced by the Tosti Institute in Italy, presenting an impressive line of excellent Italian singers: Monica Bacelli, Valentina Mastrangelo, Maura Menghini, David Sotgiu, Nunzio Fazzini, Romina Casucci, and many more. Pianists include Marco Scolastra and Roberto Rupo. Complete sung texts are available on the Brilliant Classics website.