GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924): Crisantemi for String Quartet (La Scala String Quartet), Gianni Schicchi (Italian people you've never heard of, Orchestra Sinfonica Donizetti di Bergamo; Fabrizio Maria Carminati), Solo Piano Works: Adagio in A, Piccolo Valzer, Scossa elettrica, Foglio d'album, Piccolo tango, Pezzo (Marco Sollini [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 01P046
Reference: CD 2082
Description: This may win the award for All-Time Bizarre Program". "Hey, let's record some really obscure Puccini piano pieces." "Good idea. They're only a bit over 13 minutes long though. What are we gonna couple 'em with?" "Good question... ... Hey!, I've got a great idea! Let's use this nine year old recording of Gianni Schicchi that my brother Aldo can get us for next to nothing. Nobody on it anyone knows, so it's cheap. And we can get that Scala quartet to do quick new Crisantemi. Brings it up to almost 70 minutes." "Are you sure that's a good idea?" "Come on, no one will care. Besides, it's not like we own this label, right?". No libretto.