GIULIO RICORDI (1840-1912): Romance Poudrée, Il racconto della nonna, Fantaisie Hongroise, 4 Aquarelles, Le rêve de l'Odalisque, Almanacco Musicale.
Catalogue Number: 05O047
Reference: TC 841801
Description: Who knew that Italy's most famous music publisher also composed? He used a pseudonym (Jules Bergmein) to turn out much highly accomplished piano music during the last three decades of his life. Only a few pieces here smell of the salon; many are very attractive, virtuosic character pieces or mini tone-pictures with memorable melodies and motifs. This might be the surprise issue of the quarter! Roberto Piana (piano).