LUIGI LEGNANI (1790-1877): Rossini Variations - from L’Italiana in Algeri: Gran Sinfonia, Op. 2, Act I Duet Ai capricci della sorte, Op. 5, Act I Cavatina Languir per una bella, Op. 7 and Act II Chorus and Rondo Pensa alla patria, Op. 8, from La donna del lago: Variations on O quante lagrime, Op. 18 and on La mia spada, e la più fida, Op. 24, Introduction and Variations on “Sorte secondini” from “Zelmira”, Op. 31, Variations on “Non più mesta accanto al fuoco” from “La Cenerentola”, Op. 30, Variations on “Cara, per te quest’anima” from “Armida” (All First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 07T031
Description: Admired by Paganini as the guitar's ''leading player'' of his day, Legnani was eminently suited to the 19th century fashion for transcribing and writing variations on famous opera themes. The ''orchestral'' colors of the guitar are fully explored with breathtaking special techniques and imitative effects. Marcello Fantoni (guitar).