ANTONIO BAZZINI (1818-1897): Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 55, 2 Novellette, Op. 54, 3 Morceaux, Op. 53, 3 Morceaux, Op. 46.
Catalogue Number: 05M028
Description: Known throughout Europe as a violin virtuoso, Bazzini the composer has been all but neglected until quite recently. All the works presented here date from 1865-67; the sonata betrays Schumann's influence in its first-movement swings between impassioned heroism and lyrical introspection and its finale is capricious in the style of Mendelssohn. The two Novellette are mini tone-poems of Schumannian Romanticism while the two sets of Morceaux seem inspired by French salon music. Luigi Alberto Bianchi (violin), Aldo Orvieto (piano). Original 2000 release (03B039).