Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
 Classical Music Home > Naxos Album Reviews

Album Reviews

See latest reviews of other albums...

MusicWeb International, June 2012

Three CDs, three recordings, three fine guitarists and three aspects of Italian composer Mauro Giuliani’s marvellous music for guitar. There is some mystery about CD 1, however…Either way, Giuliani’s easy-going if rather strait-laced cycles of National Airs that constitute a very short CD 1 were dedicated in each case to a pupil of Irish and Scottish nationality, this fact accounting for their pretty but undemanding nature. The Scottish Airs were published posthumously and there is no definite proof that they were written by Giuliani, although their style is certainly similar to that of the Irish set. Cartoni breezes through them with as much enthusiasm as the music allows.

CD 2 consists of 54 Studies…are superb, despite their pedagogic intent: brief, but inventive and endlessly tuneful, unbeatable listening for a lazy sunny weekend afternoon. Càsoli plays well, although her breathing is unnecessarily audible through headphones. The only pity is, perhaps, that she did not stick at least to sequences from Giuliani’s original opus groupings.

CD 3 is called ‘Rossiniana…touching, lightly humorous, surprisingly introspective work that all but disguises whatever music Giuliani has borrowed from his famous friend. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
3:11:30 PM, 27 February 2015
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.