RAOUL PUGNO (1852-1914): Chanson d’adieu, Cloches du souvenir, Amours brèves, Les Heures claires.
Catalogue Number: 03T045
Label: Digressione Music
Description: Known as a pianist who specialized in Mozart and the main French Romantics, Pugno also composed salon piano pieces, operettas and mélodies. Two of the three collections recorded here (1899 and 1908) are settings of the symbolist poet Maurice Vaucaire and the third (1910) was a collaboration with his lover Nadia Boulanger. But either your French or Italian better be serviceable since there are no English notes or translations. French-Italian texts. Tiziana Portoghese (mezzo), Fiorella Sassanelli (piano).