ROBERTO PIANA (b.1971): Grand Fantasy on Puccini’s “La bohème”, Grand Fantasy on Bizet’s “Carmen”.
Catalogue Number: 03W079
Label: Steinway & Sons
Description: Following up on two well-received Steinway & Sons albums, Napoli and The Rascal and the Sparrow, the collaboration between pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi and composer/pianist Roberto Piana continues with Opera Fantasies on a Steinway. Piana's grand operatic fantasies on two masterpieces, Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's La bohème, are world premiere recordings. “Piana knows how to craft virtuoso writing that draws maximum effect from the piano, and Pompa-Baldi has the chops and musical sensitivity to make every track irresistible.” (Pasatiempo) Antonio Pompa-Baldi (piano).