Coggi Gesualdo, piano
Pasini Silvia, mezzo-soprano
Rome Symphony Orchestra
Francesco La Vecchia, conductor
This third disc in Naxos’s Martucci Edition, comprising the complete orchestral works, continues with the First Piano Concerto which, while indebted to Chopin and Mendelssohn and prefiguring Rachmaninov, nonetheless has its own expressive immediacy.
By turns sensuous and serene, nostalgic and intensely yearning, The Song of Remembrance is a rare example of a song cycle for voice and orchestra composed in nineteenth-century Italy.