NINO ROTA (1911-1979): Complete Solo Piano Works, Vol. 1 - 15 Preludes, Fantasia in G, 7 pezzi difficili per Bambini.
Catalogue Number: 01V053
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Rota embraced neo-Classical, neo-Romantic and even neo-Baroque affiliations. His Preludes (1964) utilize melodic and harmonic explorations to chart music that is agitated and melancholic, but also joyous and comedic. The earlier Fantasia (1944-45) comprises seven themes – folkloric, droll and ultimately heroic. A late work from 1971, the Pezzi are generous in their emotional directness. Eleanor Hodgkinson (piano).