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CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 2 (West Australian Symphony, Penny)

Composer(s):Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario
Artist(s) Penny, Andrew, Conductor • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572501
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


The art of Shakespeare was a recurring fascination for Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. In addition to two operas and numerous settings of songs and sonnets, he wrote 11 Shakespeare Overtures which here receive their first ever complete recording. Deploying all the resources of the symphony orchestra, these are some of the twentieth century’s most dramatic and tuneful orchestral works, spectacular evocations of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Volume One is available on Naxos 8.572500. Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s settings of Shakespeare songs can be heard on Marco Polo 8.223729.


   




Review By Robert Moon,Audiophile Audition,December 2010

This is the second disc of overtures based on Shakespeare plays by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), an Italian composer who studied with Pizzetti and Casella. He left Italy in 1938, when promised refuge from Mussolini’s anti-Jewish edicts by Toscanini and Heifetz. Toscanini conducted many of his works and Heifetz commissioned a violin concerto from Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He settled in Los Angeles and wrote film music between 1940 and 1956. His pupils included Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Andre Previn, and John Williams. The composer wrote a wide variety of works that include operas, ballets, choral pieces, concertos, and of course, film scores.

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Review By Robert R. Reilly,InsideCatholic.com,November 2010

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 1 (West Australian Symphony, Penny) 8.572500
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 2 (West Australian Symphony, Penny) 8.572501

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Review By Robert R. Reilly,InsideCatholic.com,November 2010

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 1 (West Australian Symphony, Penny) 8.572500
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 2 (West Australian Symphony, Penny) 8.572501

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