20th Century Italian Piano Music, Vol. 1
Simonacci, Giancarlo; Negro, Carlo; Genot, Massimiliano; De Maria, Pietro; Gaggini, Marco; Bartoli, Sandro Ivo; D'Ambrosio, Michele; Génot, Alessandra; Miodini, Alberto; Vincenzi, Pier Paolo; Ammara, Alessandra
This release is a substantial anthology of piano music written by Italian composers in the twentieth century. In an era dominated by opera, several Italian composers chose a radically different path, concentrating on purely instrumental music, influenced by widely varying sources such as Wagner, Impressionism, Neo-Classicism and Dodecaphony. This set offers a fascinating overview of piano works by Martucci, Cilea, Busoni, Sinigaglia, Caetani, Fano, Respighi, Pizzetti, Casella, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dallapiccola, Rota, Malipiero, Castiglioni, and Einaudi. Only the leading Italian pianists perform on this release, including Sandro Ivo Bartoli, Michaelangelo Carbonara, Pietro de Maria, Alessandra Ammara, and more.