Notes & Reviews:
Non-professional lovers of music ranged, in their mastery of the instruments, from amateurs to concert performers. So the instrumental fantasias were "molded" to the patrons' specific requirements, and nourished a constantly growing market. The history of Pietro Morlacchi (1828-68) and Antonio Torriani (1829-1911) coincides with the history of the success of instrumental music genre in Italy. That these of the many published fantasias of the time survived, testify to their musical worth.
American Record Guide, March/April 2015
This is a wonderful recording. The music is dramatic and entertaining, and the performers are top notch. It is worth finding if you are an opera buff.
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