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Rota: Works for Flute & Piano

Rota,Nino / Fabbriciani / Damerini / Rota
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 911801   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Nino Rota
Performer:  Roberto FabbricianiMassimiliano DameriniLuisella Botteon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It must be said that Rota's significant body of non-film music stands up to scrutiny very well on its own. Orthodox it may be, but it is also sophisticated, inventive and not infrequently profound. There may be little sense of stylistic 'progression' down the years, but Rota more than compensates with a lyrical fertility that few of his contemporaries could match.

Roberto Fabbriciani's programme of flute works for Tactus offers chiefly miniatures and transcriptions, but is no less interesting or entertaining - Rota's writing is uniformly high-quality. Fabbriciani was the original dedicatee of some of these works, most significantly the 'Flute' Sonata, and this recording thus combines his experience and expressiveness with an
Read more aspect of authenticity. The composer-authorised arrangement for flute of the Violin Sonata is highly idiomatic and rather beautiful, oozing romance and nostalgia. It can only be hoped that flautists everywhere hear this version and add this work to their own repertory. Though obviously less profound, the Fantasia on Film Themes is another noteworthy piece, taking some of the most memorable tunes from Rota's own scores for Fellini, beginning with the haunting 'Godfather' love theme and ending six films later with the suitably cheeky 'The Clowns', which is - for better or for worse - faded out, with added echo to boot. The recording is close enough for Fabbriciani's every breath to be audible, but in other regards is good. The Italian-English booklet notes by Cesare Valentini show a true understanding of the layered nature of Rota the composer. This is arguably one of Tactus's finest CDs.

– Byzantion, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (5) for flute & piano by Nino Rota
Performer:  Roberto Fabbriciani (Flute), Massimiliano Damerini (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1972 
Date of Recording: 05/2009 
Venue:  Genova, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Elegia, for flute & piano by Nino Rota
Performer:  Massimiliano Damerini (Piano), Roberto Fabbriciani (Flute)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1956 
Date of Recording: 05/2009 
Venue:  Genova, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Allegro vivace, for flute & piano by Nino Rota
Performer:  Roberto Fabbriciani (Flute), Massimiliano Damerini (Piano)
Written: 1971 
Date of Recording: 05/2009 
Venue:  Genova, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for flute & piano by Nino Rota
Performer:  Roberto Fabbriciani (Flute), Massimiliano Damerini (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1936-1937 
Date of Recording: 05/2009 
Venue:  Genova, Italy 
Length: 17 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5.
Pieces (3) for 2 flutes by Nino Rota
Performer:  Roberto Fabbriciani (Flute), Luisella Botteon (Flute)
Written: 1972-1973 
Date of Recording: 05/2009 
Venue:  Genova, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Fantasia on themes from Rota's films, for flute & piano by Nino Rota
Performer:  Roberto Fabbriciani (Flute), Massimiliano Damerini (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 05/2009 
Venue:  Genova, Italy 
Length: 13 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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