ANTONIO BAZZINI (1818-1897): 3 morceaux lyriques, Op. 41, 2 morceaux de salon, Op. 12, 2 grandes études, Op. 49, 3 morceaux en forme de sonate, Op. 44, La Ronde des lutins, Op. 25, Le Carillon d'Arras, Op. 36, Calabrese, Op. 34/6.
Catalogue Number: 10K043
Description: Like the works of other 19th century virtuoso violinists, Bazzini's were written for his own use and to cater to the mid-19th century audience's preference for sentimental program music tinged with regret, passion, sadness and joy. The op. 44 is really his first violin sonata, cosmopolitan in taste and style, while the remainder of the disc is devoted to mostly sentimental salon pieces. Chloë Hanslip (violin), Caspar Frantz (piano).