19th/20th Century Italian Classics

The principal aim of this series is to demonstrate that in the later nineteenth century there were composers of stature intent on breaking away from opera’s dominance in Italian musical life by composing orchestral and chamber works of their own, or programming new or unfamiliar works by other composers. They included Martucci (the foremost Italian composer of the time, whose orchestral works receive their first complete recording in the Naxos Martucci Edition), Sgambati and Mancinelli. During the first half of the 20th century they were followed by Respighi, Pizzetti, Casella, Malipiero, the so-called “generazione dell’ottanta” (the generation of Italian composers born around 1880), and by Ghedini, Petrassi, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and others, all of whom deserve to be brought back into the mainstream. Ferruccio Busoni, who was born in Tuscany but spent most of his working life in Germany, is also represented with a cycle of his complete piano music as well as important orchestral works.


Album Title Catalogue No.
20th-Century Italian Clarinet Solos 8.573090
Alfano: Cello Sonata / Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano 8.570928
Alfano: Piano Works 8.573754
Alfano: Violin Sonata - Piano Quintet 8.572753
Berio: Sequenzas I-XIV (Complete) 8.557661-63
Bettinelli: Chamber Music 8.573836
Busoni: Clarinet Concertino - Divertimento 8.572922
Busoni: Complete Works for Cello and Piano 8.555691
Busoni: Music for 2 Pianos 8.557443
Busoni: Piano Concerto 8.572523
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 1 8.555034
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 2 8.555699
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 3 8.570249
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 4 8.570543
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 5 8.570891
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 6 8.572077
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 7 8.572422
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 8 8.572845
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 9 8.573751
Busoni: Songs 8.557245
Busoni: Turandot Suite - 2 Studies for 'Doktor Faust' 8.555373
Busoni: Violin Sonatas - 4 Bagatelles 8.557848
Casella - Donatoni - Ghedini - Malipiero 8.573748
Casella - Turchi: Works for String Quartet 8.573019
Casella: Concerto for Orchestra - Pagine di guerra - Suite 8.573004
Casella: La donna serpente - Partita 8.573005
Casella: Notte di maggio - Cello Concerto - Scarlattiana 8.572416
Casella: Paganiniana - Serenata - La Giara Suite 8.553706
Casella: Piano Music 8.554009
Casella: Symphony No. 1 - Concerto for Piano, Timpani, Percussion and Strings 8.572413
Casella: Symphony No. 2 - A notte alta 8.572414
Casella: Symphony No. 3 - Elegia eroica 8.572415
Casella: Triple Concerto - Ghedini: Concerto dell'albatro 8.573180
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Cello Concerto & Transcriptions 8.573820
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Evangélion 8.573316
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Quintet - Fantasia - Eclogues - Sonatina for Flute and Guitar 8.574319
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 8.572823
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Music 8.555856
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 1 8.572500
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 2 8.572501
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Violin Concerto No. 3 8.574003
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Violin Concertos 8.573135
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Works for Cello & Piano 8.573881
Catalani: Ero e Leandro - Scherzo - Andantino - Contemplazione - Il mattino 8.573072
Dallapiccola: Sonatina Canonica - Tartiniana Seconda 8.557676
Ferrara: Fantasia Tragica - Notte di Tempesta 8.572410
Fuga: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 8.573142
Garofalo: Violin Concerto - Romantic Symphony 8.570877
Ghedini: Architetture - Contrappunti - Marinaresca e baccanale 8.573006
Ghedini: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1 8.572329
Ghedini: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 2 8.572330
Ghedini: Violin Sonatas - Bizzarria - Due poemi 8.572828
Italian Clarinet Gems 8.572690
Italian Clarinet Suites 8.572399
Maderna: Piano Concertos - Quadrivium 8.572642
Magnani: Virtuoso Clarinet Works 8.572890
Malipiero, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 1 - Nos. 3 and 4 / Sinfonia Del Mare 8.570878
Malipiero, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 2 - Nos. 1 and 2 / Sinfonie Del Silenzio E De La Morte 8.570879
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 3 (Almeida) - Nos. 5, 6, 8, 11 8.570880
Malipiero, G.F.: Symphony No. 7, "delle canzoni" / Sinfonia in un tempo / Sinfonia per Antigenida 8.570881
Malipiero: Cello Concerto - Ghedini: L'Olmeneta 8.574393
Malipiero: Fantasie di ogni giorno - Passacaglie - Concerti 8.573291
Malipiero: Il finto Arlecchino - Vivaldiana 8.555515
Malipiero: Impressioni dal vero - Pause del silenzio 8.572409
Malipiero: Piano Works (1909-1921) 8.572517
Malipiero: Sinfonia degli eroi - Dai sepolcri - Ditirambo tragico 8.572766
Malipiero: Symphonies Nos. 9 & 10 8.570882
Malipiero: Symphony No. 6 - Ritrovari - Serenata mattutina - Cinque Studi 8.574173
Malipiero: Tre commedie goldoniane 8.570883
Malipiero: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Per una favola cavalleresca 8.573075
Mancinelli: Scene veneziane 8.573074
Martucci, G.: Orchestral Music (Complete), Vol. 1 - Symphony No. 1 / Nocturne / Andante / Canzonetta / Giga 8.570929
MARTUCCI, G.: Orchestral Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) - Symphony No. 2 / Theme and Variations / Tarantella / Gavotta 8.570930
Martucci, G.: Orchestral Music (Complete), Vol. 3 - Piano Concerto No. 1 / La Canzone Dei Ricordi 8.570931
Martucci, G.: Orchestral Music (Complete), Vol. 4 - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Momento Musicale E Minuetto / Novelletta 8.570932
Martucci: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 8.573438
Mercadante: Flute Concertos, Vol. 1 8.572731
Mercadante: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 8.573742
Mercadante: Orchestral Works 8.573035
Perosi: Piano Quintets Nos. 1-2 - String Trio No. 2 8.574375
Petrassi - Cilea - Fuga: Cello Sonatas 8.573141
Petrassi: Partita - Divertimento - 4 inni sacri - Coro di morti 8.572411
Petrassi: Piano Concerto - Flute Concerto - La follia di Orlando Suite 8.573073
Pilati & Longo: Piano Quintets 8.572628
Pilati: Concerto for Orchestra - Suite for Strings and Piano 8.570873
Pilati: Preludio, aria e tarantella - Four Italian Folksongs - Bagatelles 8.574168
Pizzetti, I.: Concerto Dell'Estate / La Festa Delle Panatenee 8.572013
Pizzetti: Canti della stagione alta 8.570874
Pizzetti: Piano Trio - Violin Sonata - 3 Canti 8.570875
Pizzetti: String Quartet Nos. 1 & 2 8.570876
Pizzetti: Symphony in A - Harp Concerto 8.573613
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suites Nos. 1-3 8.553546
Respighi: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 8.573129
Respighi: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 2 - Pick-Mangigalli: Complete Works for Violin & Piano 8.573130
Respighi: Concerto in Modo Misolidio - Concerto a Cinque 8.553366
Respighi: Gli uccelli - Trittico botticellian 8.573168
Respighi: La Primavera - Quattro Liriche - La Pentola Magica 8.570741
Respighi: Piano Concerto in A Minor 8.553207
Respighi: Piano Music 8.553704
Respighi: Roman Trilogy 8.574013
Respighi: Sinfonia Drammatica 8.550951
Respighi: Suite in E Major 8.557820
Respighi: Symphonic Poems 8.550539
Respighi: Vetrate Di Chiesa - Impressioni Brasiliane - Rossiniana 8.557711
Respighi: Violin Concerto in A Major 8.572332
Rota: Clarinet Sonata - Clarinet Trio 8.572778
Salviucci: Chamber Works 8.574049
Sandro Fuga: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 8.579110
Sgambati: Symphony No. 1 8.573007
Sgambati: Symphony No. 2 - Sinfonia epitalamio 8.572686
Sinigaglia: Complete Works for String Quartet, Vol. 1 8.574183
Togni, C.: 3 Studies On Morts Sans Sepulture / Flute Sonata / Violin Sonata / String Trio (Ex Novo Ensemble) 8.572074
Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1 8.572990
Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 2 8.572991
Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 3 8.573430
Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4 8.573431
Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 5 8.573986
Togni: Works for Flute 8.573731
Wolf-Ferrari: Complete Overtures and Intermezzi 8.573582
Wolf-Ferrari: Dreams & Drama - Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 8.574297
Wolf-Ferrari: Suite Veneziana - Triptychon - Divertimento - Arabesken 8.573583
Wolf-Ferrari: Talitha Kumi - La Passione - Otto Cori 8.573716
Wolf-Ferrari: Wind Concertinos 8.572921