CARLO ANDREA GAMBINI (1819-1865): 8 Chamber Romances - Invito al mare, Sola...!, Al lido, La viola, La vedova, Il salice, Zulima, È morta!, Solo Piano: Notturno, Op. 39/1 and Menuetto et Trio, Op. 39/3.
Catalogue Number: 06U041
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Somewhere between song and an operatic scena, Gambini’s romanzas set texts by contemporary lyricists such as Felice Romani (librettist for Bellini’s Norma and much else besides) and the Genovese poet Giuseppe Torre. They speak of love and loneliness, the sea and the shore, and Gambini’s settings burn with declamatory fire and passionate confession. Italian texts. Benedetta Torre (soprano), Davide Mingozi (1842 Pleyel fortepiano).