Chandos CHAN 10789
Mascagni in Concert – Luciano Ganci, Filarmonica ’900 Teatro Regio Torino, Gianandrea Noseda
The Italian composer Pietro Mascagni was best known for his operatic output. However, that is not to say that he did not explore other genres. On this disc, which is part of our ongoing series of Italian music, a selection of his works for the concert hall receives idiomatic performances by Gianandrea Noseda and the Filarmonica ’900 Teatro Regio Torino, with the tenor Luciano Ganci as soloist in three pieces. The music is rich in melodic and harmonic invention and the ear-tickling orchestration is beautifully coloured.