Martucci: Capriccio & Serenata, Op. 57; Fantasia, Op. 51; Two Nocturnes, Op. 70,

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COMPOSERS: Martucci
LABELS: ASV
WORKS: Capriccio & Serenata, Op. 57; Fantasia, Op. 51; Two Nocturnes, Op. 70,
PERFORMER: Francesco Caramiello (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CD DCA 1092
Small composers need more help than great ones, whose genius is performer-proof. The virtues of a composer like Martucci need an advocate of Lupu-like quality to stand a chance. But here? I’m afraid I found this pretty painful on almost every count. Jeremy Siepmann

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