Respighi, Pizzetti

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COMPOSERS: Pizzetti,Respighi
WORKS: Violin Sonata in B minor
PERFORMER: Elmar Oliveira (violin), Robert Koenig (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: AR-0001-2 (distr. DI Music)
Oliveira excels in Respighi’s inexplicably neglected Sonata in B minor, with its deliciously sumptuous, expansive textures, and a little-known sonata by Ildebrando Pizzetti, full of exotic chromaticism. Aside from a rather sketchy tone in the frantic arpeggios of Respighi’s finale, he plays with great artistry and freshness, given imaginative support by Robert Koenig. Catherine Nelson