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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.
ALFANO, F.: Cello Sonata / Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano (Magill, Dunn, Darvarova) 8.570928
ALFANO, F.: Piano Works - 4 Danses Napolitaines / 4 Danses Roumaines / 5 Danses de Cléo de Mérode / Pax / Nostalgie (Maione) 8.573754
ALFANO, F.: String Quartets (Complete) (Darvarova, M.A. and C. Mumm, S. Magill) 8.579042
ALFANO, F.: Violin Sonata / Piano Quintet / Nenia and Scherzino (Darvarova, Dunn, M.A. and C. Mumm, Magill) 8.572753
BERIO, L.: Sequenzas I-XIV (Shulman, Goodman, Arnold, B. Berman, Trudel, Dann, Sarc, Wood, Valdepenas, Few, Sainz Villegas, Munday, Petric, Adkins) 8.557661-63
BETTINELLI, B.: Chamber Music - Piano Trio / Improvvisazione / 2 Movimenti (Trio Bettinelli, Perugini, Pianezzola, Custer, Dusio, Ficco) 8.573836
BUSONI, F.: Cello and Piano Works (Complete) (Duo Pepicelli) 8.555691
BUSONI, F.: Clarinet Concertino / Divertimento / Rondo arlecchinesco / Tanzwalzer (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572922
BUSONI, F.: Music for 2 Pianos (A. Schiller, J. Humphreys) - Fantasia Contrappuntistica / Improvisation on the Bach Chorale 8.557443
BUSONI, F.: Piano Concerto (Cappello, Luca Marenzio Choir, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572523
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Harden) - An die Jugend / Fantasia Contrappuntistica 8.555034
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Harden) - Bach - Chaccone / Variations and Fugue on Chopin's Prelude in C Minor 8.555699
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Harden) - 3 morceaux / Indianisches Tagebuch, Book 1 8.570249
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 4 (Harden) - Élégien / Fantasia nach J. S. Bach / Toccata 8.570543
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 5 (Harden) - 6 Studies / 6 Pieces / 10 Variations on Chopin's C Minor Prelude 8.570891
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 6 (Harden) - Piano Sonata in F Minor / Prelude et etude / Liszt - Fantasy and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam 8.572077
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 7 (Harden) - Trascrizione di concerto sopra motivi dell'opera Merlin / Piano Sonatinas Nos. 3 and 6 8.572422
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 8 (Harden) - 24 Preludes / Macchiette medioevali 8.572845
BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 9 (Harden) - Una festa di villaggio / Racconti fantastici / Danze antiche / Suite campestre 8.573751
BUSONI, F.: Songs (Bruns, Eisenlohr) 8.557245
BUSONI, F.: Turandot Suite / 2 Studies for Doktor Faust (Hong Kong Philharmonic, Samuel Wong) 8.555373
BUSONI, F.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / 4 Bagatelles (Joseph Lin, Loeb) 8.557848
CASELLA, A.: Concerto for Orchestra / Pagine di guerra / Suite (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573004
CASELLA, A.: Concerto, Op. 40 / 5 Pieces, Op. 34 / TURCHI, G.: Concerto breve (Quartetto d'Archi di Venezia) 8.573019
CASELLA, A.: Donna serpente Suites (La) / Introduzione, aria e toccata / Partita (Sun Hee You, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573005
CASELLA, A.: Notte di maggio / Cello Concerto / Scarlattiana (Andreini, Noferini, Sun-Hee You, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572416
CASELLA, A.: Paganiniana / Serenata / La Giara Suite (Radio Svizzera Italiana Orchestra, C. Benda) 8.553706
CASELLA, A.: Piano Music (Ballerini) - 9 Pieces, Op. 24 / 6 Studies, Op. 70 / 11 Children's Pieces, Op. 35 8.554009
CASELLA, A.: Symphony No. 1 / Concerto for Piano, Timpani, Percussion and Strings (Scuccuglia, Ceravolo, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572413
CASELLA, A.: Symphony No. 2 / A notte alta (Sun Hee You, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572414
CASELLA, A.: Symphony No. 3 / Elegia eroica (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572415
CASELLA, A.: Triple Concerto / GHEDINI, G.F.: Concerto dell'albatro (Ghidoni, Bosna, Piemonti, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Iorio) 8.573180
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Cello and Piano Works (Dindo, Marangoni) 8.573881
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Cello Concerto / Transcriptions (B.A. Smith, Evelyn Chen, Houston Symphony, Kazuki Yamada) 8.573820
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Evangélion (A. Marangoni) 8.573316
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Guitar Quintet / Fantasia / Ecloghe (Eclogues) / Sonatina for Flute and Guitar (L. Becker, M. Braun, E. Buchner, Dufossez) 8.574319
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / 4 Dances for Love's Labour's Lost (Marangoni, Malmo Symphony, Mogrelia) 8.572823
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Piano Music (Maso) - Cipressi / Il raggio verde / Epigrafe / Cantico 8.555856
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 1 (West Australian Symphony, Penny) 8.572500
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 2 (West Australian Symphony, Penny) 8.572501
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Violin Concerto No. 3 / String Trio / Sonata for Violin and Cello (Alogna, Pascalucci, Trainini, Stassi) 8.574003
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Tianwa Yang, SWR Symphony, Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Boer) 8.573135
CATALANI, A.: Ero e Leandro / Contemplazione / Il Mattino (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573072
Cello Recital: Macrì, Massimo - PETRASSI, G. / CILEA, F. / FUGA, S. 8.573141
Clarinet Recital: Bosi, Sergio - BERIO, L. / BETTINELLI, B. / BUCCHI, V. / DIONISI, R. / GABUCCI, A. (20th-Century Italian Clarinet Solos) 8.573090
Clarinet Recital: Bosi, Sergio - BONNARD, G. / CAPPETTI, G. / STADIO, C. / De LORENZO, L. / GABUCCI, A. / Di DONATO, V. (Italian Clarinet Gems) 8.572690
Clarinet Recital: Bosi, Sergio - LONGO, A. / BUSONI, F. / SCONTRINO, A. / FRUGATTA, G. (Italian Clarinet Suites) 8.572399
DALLAPICCOLA, L.: Sonatina canonica / Tartiniana seconda / 2 Studi / Quaderno musicale di Annalibera (Ceccanti, Prosseda) 8.557676
FERRARA, F.: Fantasia Tragica / Notte di Tempesta / Burlesca / Preludio (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572410
FUGA, S.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (G. and C. Fuga, Voghera) 8.579110
FUGA, S.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (Tortorelli, Milani, Lamberto, G. Fuga) 8.573142
GAROFALO, C.G.: Violin Concerto / Romantic Symphony (S. Stadler, New Moscow Symphony, Spiegelman) 8.570877
GHEDINI, G.F.: Architetture / Contrappunti / Marinaresca e baccanale (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573006
GHEDINI, G.F.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 1 (Bianchi) 8.572329
GHEDINI, G.F.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Bianchi) 8.572330
GHEDINI, G.F.: Violin and Piano Music (Complete) (Bernecoli, Bianchi) 8.572828
MADERNA, B.: Piano Concerto (1942) / Concerto for 2 Pianos / Quadrivium (Orvieto, Bongelli, Gruppo 40.6, Arena of Verona Orchestra, Miotto) 8.572642
MAGNANI, A.: Virtuoso Clarinet Works - Divertimenti / Elegia / Melodia romantica / Mazurka-Caprice (Bosi, R. Bartoli) 8.572890
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Cello Concerto / GHEDINI, G.F.: L'Olmeneta (Shugaev, D. Prokofiev, Rostov Academic Symphony, Uryupin) 8.574393
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Fantasie di ogni giorno / Passacaglie / Concerti (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573291
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Finto Arlecchino (Il) / Vivaldiana / Sette invenzioni / Quattro invenzioni (Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, Maag) 8.555515
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Impressioni dal vero / Pause del silenzio (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572409
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Piano Works (1909-1921) - Poemetti lunari / Preludi autunnali / Cavalcate / 3 Danze Antiche / Risonanze (Rira Lim) 8.572517
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Sinfonia degli eroi / Dai sepolcri / Ditirambo tragico (Thessaloniki State Symphony, Closel) 8.572766
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Almeida) - Nos. 3 and 4 / Sinfonia del mare 8.570878
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Almeida) - 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.: Symphonies, Vol. 4 (Almeida) - No. 7 / Sinfonia in un tempo / Sinfonia per Antigenida 8.570881
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphonies, Vol. 5 (Almeida) - Nos. 9 and 10 / Sinfonia dello zodiaco 8.570882
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Symphony No. 6 / Ritrovari / Serenata mattutina / 5 Studi (Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Iorio) 8.574173
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Tre commedie goldoniane / Stradivario / La Cimarosiana / Gabrieliana (Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, C. Benda) 8.570883
MALIPIERO, G.P.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Per una favola cavalleresca (Chiavacci, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, La Vecchia) 8.573075
MANCINELLI, L.: Scene veneziane / 6 Intermezzi sinfonici per la tragedia Cleopatra (excerpts) (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573074
MARTUCCI, G.: Orchestral Music (Complete), Vol. 1 (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) - 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 (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) - Piano Concerto No. 1 / La canzone dei ricordi 8.570931
MARTUCCI, G.: Orchestral Music (Complete), Vol. 4 (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Momento musicale e Minuetto / Novelletta 8.570932
MARTUCCI, G.: Piano Trios Nos. 1 and 2 (Trio Vega) 8.573438
MERCADANTE, S.: Flute Concertos, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1, 2 and 4 (P. Gallois, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä) 8.572731
MERCADANTE, S.: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 - Nos. 5 and 6 / 20 Capricci (P. Gallois, Kazunori Seo, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Pardubice) 8.573742
MERCADANTE, S.: Sinfonia su motivi dello Stabat Mater di Rossini / Omaggio a Bellini / Clarinet Concerto No. 2 (Casani, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573035
Orchestral Music (20th Century Italian) - CASELLA, A. / DONATONI, F. / GHEDINI, G.F. / MALIPIERO, G.F. (Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Iorio) 8.573748
PEROSI, L.: Piano Quintets Nos. 1-2 / String Trio No. 2 (Roma Tre Orchestra Ensemble, Bevilacqua) 8.574375
PEROSI, L.: Piano Quintets Nos. 3-4 / String Trios (Roma Tre Orchestra Ensemble, Bevilacqua) 8.574484
PETRASSI, G.: Partita / Divertimento / 4 inni sacri / Coro di morti (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572411
PETRASSI, G.: Piano Concerto / Flute Concerto / La follia di Orlando Suite (Canino, Ancillotti, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573073
PILATI, M.: Concerto for Orchestra / Suite for Strings and Piano (Nemec, Slovak Radio Symphony, Adriano) 8.570873
PILATI, M.: Piano Quintet / LONGO, A.: Piano Quintet (Ciccolini, Circolo Artistico Ensemble) 8.572628
PILATI, M.: Preludio, aria e tarantella / 4 canzoni popolari italiane / Divertimento / Bagatelles (Moscow Symphony, Adriano) 8.574168
PIZZETTI, I.: Canti della Stagione Alta / Fedra: Preludio / Cabiria: Sinfonia del fuoco (Robert Schumann Philharmonie, Caetani) 8.570874
PIZZETTI, I.: Concerto dell'estate / La festa delle Panatenee (Thessaloniki State Symphony, Michailidis) 8.572013
PIZZETTI, I.: Piano Trio / Violin Sonata / 3 Canti (Rasonyi, Fenyo, Ertungealp) 8.570875
PIZZETTI, I.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Lajtha Quartet) 8.570876
PIZZETTI, I.: Symphony in A Major / Harp Concerto (Bassani, RAI Symphony Orchestra, Turin, Iorio) 8.573613
RESPIGHI, O.: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suites Nos. 1-3 (Ireland National Symphony, Saccani) 8.553546
RESPIGHI, O.: Concerto in Modo Misolidio / Concerto a Cinque (Scherbakov, H. Griffiths, Danel) 8.553366
RESPIGHI, O.: Gli uccelli (The Birds) / Trittico botticelliano / Suite in G Major (K. Brown, Chamber Orchestra of New York, Di Vittorio) 8.573168
RESPIGHI, O.: Piano Concerto in A Minor / Toccata / Fantasia Slava (Scherbakov, Slovak Radio Symphony, H. Griffiths) 8.553207
RESPIGHI, O.: Piano Music (Scherbakov) - Ancient Airs and Dances / 6 Pieces / Piano Sonata in F Minor 8.553704
RESPIGHI, O.: Primavera (La) / Quattro Liriche / La pentola magica (Slovak Radio Symphony, Adriano) 8.570741
RESPIGHI, O.: Roman Trilogy - Roman Festivals / Fountains of Rome / Pines of Rome (Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta) 8.574013
RESPIGHI, O.: Sinfonia Drammatica (Slovak Philharmonic, Nazareth) 8.550951
RESPIGHI, O.: Suite in E Major / Symphonic Variations / Prelude, Chorale and Fugue (Slovak Radio Symphony, Adriano) 8.557820
RESPIGHI, O.: Symphonic Poems (Royal Philharmonic, Batiz) - Roman Festivals / Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome 8.550539
RESPIGHI, O.: Vetrate di chiesa / Impressioni Brasiliane / Rossiniana (Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta) 8.557711
RESPIGHI, O.: Violin and Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Bernecoli, Bianchi) 8.573129
RESPIGHI, O.: Violin and Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 / PICK-MANGIAGALLI, R.: Violin and Piano Works (Complete) (Bernecoli, Bianchi) 8.573130
RESPIGHI, O.: Violin Concerto in A Major / Aria / Suite for Strings (Marzadori, Chamber Orchesta of New York, Ottorino Respighi, Di Vittorio) 8.572332
ROTA, N.: Clarinet Sonata / Clarinet Trio / Improvviso / Toccata / Fantasia (Gojevic, Kenedi, Lynn Kuo, W. Zelenka, Sweeney) 8.572778
SALVIUCCI, G.: Chamber Works - Serenade / String Quartet / Chamber Symphony (S. von Walther, Ensemble Überbrettl, Maurizzi) 8.574049
SGAMBATI, G.: Piano Concerto / Ouverture festiva (Damerini, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573272
SGAMBATI, G.: Symphony No. 1 / Cola di Rienzo (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.573007
SGAMBATI, G.: Symphony No. 2 / Sinfonia epitalamio (Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, La Vecchia) 8.572686
SINIGAGLIA, L.: String Quartet Works (Complete), Vol. 1 - String Quartet, Op. 27 / Brahms Variations / Hora Mystica (Archos Quartet) 8.574183
SINIGAGLIA, L.: String Quartet Works (Complete), Vol. 2 - Gavotta / Novelletta / Momento antico / String Trio (Szymański, Archos Quartet) 8.574495
TOGNI, C.: 3 Studies on Morts sans sepulture / Flute Sonata / Violin Sonata / String Trio (Ex Novo Ensemble) 8.572074
TOGNI, C.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 1 (Orvieto) 8.572990
TOGNI, C.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Orvieto) 8.572991
TOGNI, C.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 3 (Orvieto) 8.573430
TOGNI, C.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 4 (Orvieto) 8.573431
TOGNI, C.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 5 (Orvieto) 8.573986
TOGNI, Camillo: Flute Works - Preludes / Flute Sonata / 3 Duets / Fantasia concertante (Fabbriciani, Dorow, Saldarelli, Damerini, Neri, Conter) 8.573731
WOLF-FERRARI, E.: Overtures and Intermezzi (Complete) (Oviedo Filarmonía, Haider) 8.573582
WOLF-FERRARI, E.: Suite Veneziana / Triptychon / Divertimento / Arabesken (Oviedo Filarmonía, Haider) 8.573583
WOLF-FERRARI, E.: Talitha Kumi / La Passione / 8 Cori (Trost, Martín-Royo, Coro El León de Oro, Oviedo Filarmonía, Haider) 8.573716
WOLF-FERRARI, E.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (Dreams and Drama) (Baldini, Delle Donne) 8.574297
WOLF-FERRARI, E.: Wind Concertinos (Tenaglia, Moriconi, Ciabocchi, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia) 8.572921