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ROTA, N.: Clarinet Sonata / Clarinet Trio / Improvviso / Toccata / Fantasia (Gojevic, Kenedi, Lynn Kuo, W. Zelenka, Sweeney)

Composer(s):Rota, Nino
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.572778
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Although he is best known for his film scores and The Godfather in particular, Nino Rota’s concert music combines traditional tonality and forms with characteristically heartfelt melodies and appealing clarity. Contrasts abound in this selection of chamber works, from bassoon buffoonery in the Toccata to the Brahmsian eloquence of the Clarinet Sonata, and from the dramatic Improvviso and melancholy moods of the recently discovered Fantasia, to the jocular instrumental exchanges in the exquisite Trio.


Review By John Terauds,Musical Toronto,July 2013

We…need to thank musicians like Toronto pianist Mary Kenedi and her band of enthusiastic collaborators—violinist Lynn Kuo…cellist Winona Zelenka…bassonist Michael Sweeney…and clarinettist Goran Gojevic—for showcasing some excellent chamber music by Rota.

As Kenedi & co show on their album…there is a lot of fine compositional talent on display here, compellingly interpreted.

The pairing of Zelenka and Gojevic is inspired.



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