OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936): Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1 - Sonata in D Minor, 5 pezzi, 6 pezzi, Allegretto vivace, Giga.
Catalogue Number: 03P074
Description: The two suites (1902 and 1907) of pezzi are character pieces in which the young composer tries on various European salon styles, while the 1917 sonata is a large-scale work whose main concern is presenting a singing line for the violinist and portraying a wide variety of almost operatic emotion. The early (1897) D minor sonata is a student work with northern European influences from Franck to Brahms but, in its harmonic richness and with its expressive melodies, it's none the worse for that. Emy Bernecoli (violin), Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (piano).