ANTONIO FRESCHI (1838-1916): Pieces for Violin and Piano - Allegro appassionato, Romance, Op. 18, Elegia, Urisda, Leggenda, Op. 20, Souvenir des Alpes, Festa campestre, GIULIO RICORDI (1840-1912): Tramway for Piano Four Hands, FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886): Paraphrase de concert for Piano, ANTONIO BAZZINI (1818-1897): Andante and Fantasia su “La Traviata” for Violin and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 01S023
Reference: GB 5194-2
Description: A member of the aristocracy (a Count) in the Friuli region, Freschi was a committed amateur violinist (a dilettante before that word acquired a pejorative connotation) and composer. Bazzini was a teacher of Freschi and friend and Ricordi his publisher. Most of his manuscripts did not suvive the Austrian occupation in World War I but those here are unusual in combining the melodious salon style with plenty of writing that demands a professional quality technique. Lucio Degani (violin), Andrea Rucli (piano), Agnese Toniutti (four hands).