GIOVANNI SERRA (1788-1876): String Quartet No. 4 in F Minor, CARLO ANDREA GAMBINI (1819-1865): String Quartet in E Minor, CAMILLO SIVORI (1815-1894): Rondò in D and Piccolo tema con variazioni in G.
Catalogue Number: 08X033
Description: Sivori, considered Paganini’s only pupil, was the most illustrious member of the Genoese violin school. He was also a significant composer whose Piccolo tema con variazioni is both polyphonically rich and operatic, while the Rondò is flecked with virtuoso panache. His teacher in the city had been Giovanni Serra who dedicated his subtle quartet to Sivori. The third Genoese composer is Carlo Andrea Gambini whose quartet was much admired by Rossini. Quartetto Ascanio.