NINO ROTA (1911-1979): Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Clarinet Sonata in D, Allegro Danzante for Clarinet and Piano, Lo spiritismo nella vecchia casa for Solo Clarinet, Variazioni e Fuga nei dodici toni sul nome di Bach for Piano.
Catalogue Number: 09S054
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Three well-represented works - the 1945 sonata which some find melancholy and others serene, the bright and busy 1973 trio and the monumental (for Rota) and virtuosic Bach variations of 1950 - are joined by a sort and late (1977) “album leaf” for clarinet and piano and the rather unusual piece for solo clarinet also written in 1950 as incidental music for a play of the same title about a fake medium who deceives a widow trying to communicate with her dead husband, offering a mysterious and atmospheric 10+ minutes. Rocco Parisi (clarinet), Andrea Favalessa (cello), Gabriele Rota (piano).