“ Although other pianists - some excellent (such as the Italian Dino Ciani)- have championed these pieces, not until I heard Paolo Giacometti’s recordings was I fully convinced by a modern interpretation. His artistry, his choice of instruments, his effort to preserve Rossini’s ordering, and his insistence that the titles are meaningful and provide clues to the interpreter: these factors have made his eight-volume collection of the complete works of Rossini for piano a major event in the history of Rossini interpretation. Performing in this manner, Giacometti demonstrates the eternal youth of these Sins of the composer’s Old Age.” Philip Gossett, General editor, Works of Gioacchino Rossini (Bärenreiter Verlag, Kassel)
“Even when providing a musical portrait of an anchovy, Rossini turns on the seductive charm. These superbly played miniatures are pure, undemanding pleasure from beginning to end.”
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