ALFONSO RENDANO (1853-1931): Piano Quintet, Solo Piano: Scacciapensieri - Arietta alla calabrese, Valse, La Napolitaine - Valse de Salon, Valse Fantastique.
Catalogue Number: 08U027
Label: Digressione Music
Description: A pupil of Thalberg as a child and as an adult, a friend of Rubinstein, Liszt and Bülow, Rendano was one of the most celebrated Italian pianists of his day. The piano pieces here exhibit a Romantic sensibility infused with the spirit of his native Calabria. The quintet dates from 1879 and brings echoes of Brahms, Schumann and Tchaikovsky as well as a trio in its scherzo which uses Calabrian folksong. Quartetto Modus, Daniela Roma (piano).