Sunday, 11 January 2015

Giuseppe Martucci - La Canzone dei ricordi

Martucci (1856-1909) was a romantic Italian composer, best known as the only one of his contemporary compatriots not to have written an opera. The neglect of his works (including two symphonies and piano concertos) is undeserved. I have selected what I think is his best composition, the song cycle La Canzone dei ricordi (The song of memories), seven songs for soprano and orchestra, op68b from 1887. Relevant links below.