GIUSEPPE MARTUCCI (1856-1909): Piano Quintet in C, Op. 45, Piano Trios No. 1 in C, Op. 59 and No. 2 in E Flat, Op. 62, For String Quartet: Momento musicale, Minuetto, 3 Pieces by G.F. Haendel transcribed (Minuetto, Musetta and Gavotte).
Catalogue Number: 12S040
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The quintet of 1878 is a remarkably mature work for a 22‐year‐old, in four movements and 38 minutes long, not without some Germanic heaviness but what’s wrong with that? The piano trios date from 1882 and 1883 and are cast on the grandest scale, in Schubertian dimensions with a truly Brahmsian breadth of line and spaciousness of argument. This 140-minute release is topped off with brief, salon-style pieces for string quartet and three short Handel transcriptions. Only the trios are otherwise available on CD. 2 CDs. Maria Semeraro (piano), Quartetto Noferini.