This CD gives me such a joyful feeling it is as if I am enjoying an Italian holiday without leaving my living room. There is a torrent of whirling dancing - tarantella, saltarello, and sicillienne. There are impressions of Naples, Venice, Florence and Sicily. The dotted rhythms and compound time signatures put a bounce in my step. I did not know most of these pieces before but I am very glad I know them now. Perhaps the pick of the bunch are the pieces by Italians - Denza's Funiculi, funicula and Leoncavallo's Mattinata. Take a break and enjoy!