- Featured: PETRALI / RUGGERI,MARCO
- Release Date: 10/30/2015
A leading contemporary music critic once wrote concerning Vincenzo Antonio Petrali (1830-1889), of who's music there is only one other survey on record, I have heard Saint Saens, Lemmens, Guilmant, Lefevre and Widor - and I have earned the right to be difficult and demanding. As an improviser, Petrali need fear no comparison: he has a highly personal, characteristic style which sets him apart as being unique. Organist Marco Ruggeri, first prize winner of the International Organ Competition of St. Elpidio a Mare and the Harpsichord Competition of Bologna, has selected repertoire from throughout Petrali's career in order to paint a vivid portrait of this extraordinary composer's development.