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CASELLA, A.: Concerto for Orchestra / Pagine di guerra / Suite (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)

Composer(s):Casella, Alfredo
Artist(s) La Vecchia, Francesco, Conductor • Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.573004
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 7.99
 

 
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USD 6.99
 

 


Alfredo Casella identified three different periods in his composing career, and this disc features one work from each. The Suite in C major is early Casella, a fascinating combination of influences from the French Baroque through Domenico Scarlatti to Mahler. War Pages are images of the horrific mechanised warfare of 1914–18, as seen on silent cinema newsreels: among the music’s admirers was Puccini. Casella himself felt that the Concerto, Op 61—a commission for the 50th birthday of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra—was his ‘most complete achievement in the field of orchestral music’.


   




Review By Michel Fleury,Classica,


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Review By François Laurent,Diapason,


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Review By Robert Moon,Audiophile Audition,December 2012

The longest and most important work on this disc is the magnificent Concerto for Orchestra (1937). The powerful brass call to action majestically opens the Sinfonia, but it’s the moving central theme and Casella’s brilliant orchestration that stays in the mind. The central Passacaglia builds to an aching climax that will leave Mahlerians weeping with joy. The triumphant conclusion is infused with an Italian warmth that leaves the listener in a state of jubilation. Casella called this work, ‘undoubedly my most complete achievement in the field of orchestral music.’

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Review By Remy Franck,Pizzicato,January 2013


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Review By Remy Franck,Pizzicato,January 2013


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Review By Remy Franck,Pizzicato,January 2013


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Review By Remy Franck,Pizzicato,January 2013


8.573004_Pizzicato_112012_FR.pdf


Review By Remy Franck,Pizzicato,January 2013


8.573004_Pizzicato_112012_FR.pdf


Review By Remy Franck,Pizzicato,January 2013


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Review By Remy Franck,Pizzicato,January 2013


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