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ALFANO, F.: Violin Sonata / Piano Quintet / Nenia and Scherzino (Darvarova, Dunn, M.A. and C. Mumm, Magill)

Composer(s):Alfano, Franco
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572753
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Alfano’s chamber music is receiving deserved recognition. The Violin Sonata is a powerful and impressive work, with elements of French impressionism, but essentially post-romantic in ethos. The Piano Quintet was Alfano’s last chamber work, premièred in 1946, and a compelling example of his belief in resilient lyricism, as well as a rejection of contemporary atonal music. It teems with imaginative touches, colours and rhythms. The previous release in this series of the Cello Sonata and Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano (Naxos 8.570928) was praised for its “razor-edged accuracy, passion, and insight.” (Fanfare). Alfano’s opera Cyrano de Bergerac, with



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