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


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

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’.

Casella, Alfredo

  Suite in C Major, Op. 13
1.   I. Ouverture 00:08:05
2.   II. Sarabande 00:11:30
3.   III. Bourree 00:06:41
  Pagine di guerra, Op. 25bis
4.   I. Nel Belgio: sfilata di artiglieria pesante tedesca 00:02:05
5.   II. In Francia: Davanti alle rovine della cattedrale di Reims 00:02:24
6.   III. In Russia: Carica di cavalleria cosacca 00:01:17
7.   IV. In Alsazia: Croci di legno 00:02:51
8.   V. Nell'Adriatico: Corazzate italiane in crociera 00:02:23
  Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 61
9.   I. Sinfonia 00:10:08
10.   II. Passacaglia 00:15:02
11.   III. Inno 00:07:32

Total Playing Time: 01:09:58

Casella, Alfredo

La Vecchia, Francesco

Rome Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573004

Barcode: 747313300471

Physical Release: 09/2012

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