Review – Ottorino RESPIGHI Complete Piano Music – Volume 2 by MusicWeb-International

“There is ample chance also here for Ms. Gatto to demonstrate her lovely singing tone in the playing, especially in the more difficult-sounding passages around three minutes in.”

“There are more lovely scrunchy harmonies here, especially in the middle voicings of the chords and these become more prevalent as the work reaches its loud and powerful conclusion – reminding me slightly of late Liszt. All this witty cleverness is dispatched with aplomb here by Ms. Gatto.”

“The disc is well filled and the cover notes and production values are up to Toccata’s usual high standards. Furthermore, the recorded sound is superb and the playing excellent throughout. This is a disc that I shall be returning to often, as it really is very interesting music. It’s amazing that Respighi was able to cram so much interest into some really short little works.”

– Jonathan Welsh –

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