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Elaine Fine
American Record Guide, November 2014

[Giacomo Fuga]…and the three Italian violinists (Tortorelli, Milani, and Lamberto) are all wonderful players who play beautiful-sounding instruments. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, October 2014

…Giacomo Fuga…makes a consistently strong case for his namesake’s music. Violinist Mauro Tortorelli, Alessandro Milani, and Sergio Lamberto share the honors sequentially for technically accomplished, highly sensitive readings of their respective sonatas.

The instrumental timbre is generally good. Moreover, the violins are natural sounding…Giacomo’s piano is effectively captured in well-rounded, agreeably percussive fashion. © 2014 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review

David Denton
David's Review Corner, June 2014

Born into a musical family in 1906, Sandro Fuga was to enjoy a career as a pianist, before devoting his life to education and to composing a varied portfolio of music. The present disc contains the three violin sonatas widely separated through his life, his style rejecting avant-garde ‘musical clownery’, as he seldom travels outside the confines of tonality. The First…is often sombre in mood, its two slow outer movements framing a molto allegro of much activity, particularly in the demanding piano part…the Second…opens in a happier mood with a rippling piano backdrop to the violin melody. Then with a crashing piano chord, the music becomes agitated and violent, before simmering down to prepare for the gentle central adagio. A chugging Presto concludes the work. Go forward…seventeen years…for the four movements of the Fourth. This time the opening is happy; there is a gently flowing Berceuse; a scherzo that is full of fun and a finale that seems to take us back to the sadness of the First Sonata.…Mauro Tortorelli…Alessandro Milani…[and] Segio Lamberto…[produce] a very pleasing tonal quality. © 2014 David’s Review Corner

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