music composers. However, he wrote an impressive and substantial
oeuvre of “classical music”, works of great spontaneity, lyricism, and
melodic invention. His style is eclectic, with hints of neoclassicism, folklore
and remnants of late-romantic nostalgia.
? This new recording presents Rota’s Clarinet Sonata, Clarinet Trio,
incidental music for clarinet solo and the Variations and Fugue in 12 keys
on the name of B.A.C.H., for piano solo.
? Played with obvious enjoyment and “brille” by three Italians, clarinettist
Rocco Parisi, cellist Andrea Favalessa and pianist Gabriele Rota, son of the