Although he is best known for his film scores and The Godfather in particular, Nino Rota’s concert music combines traditional tonality and forms with characteristically heartfelt melodies and appealing clarity. Contrasts abound in this selection of chamber works, from bassoon buffoonery in the Toccata to the Brahmsian eloquence of the Clarinet Sonata, and from the dramatic Improvviso and melancholy moods of the recently discovered Fantasia, to the jocular instrumental exchanges in the exquisite Trio.
"... Performances are excellent, particularly Gojevic’s smooth clarinet; he knows how to capture the Italianate warmth that permeates the composer’s writing. Recording is clean, bright, and open like the music itself."
Phillip Scott - Fanfare - September/October 2013