GIUSEPPE MARTUCCI (1856-1909): Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 - Symphony No. 2 in F, Op. 81, Theme and Variations for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58, Gavotta, Op. 55/2, Tarantella, Op. 44/6.
Catalogue Number: 05K068
Description: First recording of the orchestral version of the Theme and Variations, only published recently and apparently contemporaneous with the original solo piano version (which, along with a later two-piano version, were both recorded on ASV back in the early 90s). The monumental 1904 symphony, whose origins stylistically can be seen in Brahms' Third and Fourth, nevertheless has its own personal, if elusive idiomatic quality which is Martucci's own. Lya De Barberiis (piano), Rome Symphony Orchestra; Francesco La Vecchia.