? Nino Rota (1911-1979) is mainly known as one of Italy’s most famous film 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 composer.