Luigi Bassi (183-1871) · Donato Lovreglio (1841-1907) · Gaetano Bianchi (1829-1908) · Paolo Savoia (1820-1915) · Carlo Della Giacoma (1858-1929)
Operatic Fantasies for Clarinet and Piano
“Bel canto” and operatic reminiscences are present in all the compositions included in this cd. These works, in the wake of the melodic technicality that was typical of the nineteenthcentury Italian clarinet school, give the virtuoso Giovanni Punzi (First Soloist Clarinet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Copenaghen) the chance to offer us a broad range of bravura displays. The CD is a world premiere by Italian composers that with these “living room” fantasies are protagonists of the fervent musical life that underwent the powerful influence of the Italian melodrama that between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will hold the absolute primacy of the world music scene. Punzi is accompanied by pianist Amedeo Salvato and Calogero Presti at the small clarinet (for the duet from the Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini).