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CASCARINO: Orchestral Works


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CASCARINO: Orchestral Works

Romeo Cascarino, a virtually self-taught Philadelphia composer, was fiercely dedicated to the principles of tonality and the infinite beauty of orchestral color. His four orchestral works, written between 1948 and 1960, as well as the two chamber works also heard on this disc, were all inspired by literary and mythological sources. The programmatic ballet Pygmalion and the long adagio Portrait of Galatea embellish the Greek legend in rich harmonic detail. The rhythmically-urgent Prospice resulted from a reading of Browning’s epic poem, and his buoyant The Acadian Land has at its source Longfellow’s imaginary paradise. Portrait of Galatea, Prospice and The Acadian Land are receiving their first complete performances on this recording.

Cascarino, Romeo

1.   Pygmalion 00:18:14
  Portrait of Galatea
2.   Portrait of Galatea 00:11:12
  Blades of Grass
3.   Blades of Grass 00:07:26
4.   Prospice 00:19:43
  Meditation and Elegy
5.   Meditation 00:02:43
6.   Elegy 00:02:52
  The Acadian Land
7.   The Acadian Land 00:13:52

Total Playing Time: 01:16:02

Cascarino, Romeo

Falletta, JoAnn

Philadelphia Philharmonia

Deemer, Geoffrey

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559266

Barcode: 636943926628

Physical Release: 09/2006

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