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CASELLA, A.: Donna serpente Suites (La) / Introduzione, aria e toccata / Partita (Sun Hee You, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)


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Man with a Mission
– Francesco La Vecchia talks to Jeremy Siepmann

CASELLA, A.: Donna serpente Suites (La) / Introduzione, aria e toccata / Partita (Sun Hee You, Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)

This latest disc in the Naxos series of Casella’s orchestral music represents what Casella felt was his ‘definitive personality’. The Introduction, Aria and Toccata epitomises his ‘monumental Baroque style’ of the late 1920s and early 1930s. A few years earlier, his neoclassical Partita for piano and small orchestra had been a huge hit, with Casella himself touring right across Europe and the USA playing the solo part. In between, he at last—in his late forties—composed his first opera, La donna serpente: the orchestral fragments recorded here colourfully reflect the story’s tragicomic twists and turns.

Casella, Alfredo

  Introduzione, aria e toccata, Op. 55
1.   Introduzione: Largo e solenne 00:06:06
2.   Aria 00:06:07
3.   Toccata: Allegro un poco moderato e man mano movendo 00:06:59
  Partita, Op. 42
4.   I. Sinfonia 00:09:44
5.   II. Passacaglia 00:11:42
6.   III. Burlesca 00:08:48
  La donna serpente Suite No. 1, Op. 50bis
7.   I. Musica del sogno di re altidor: Andante 00:03:04
8.   II. Interludio: Andante moderato 00:01:20
9.   III. Marcia Guerriera: Tempo di marcia 00:05:14
  La donna serpente Suite No. 2, Op. 50ter
10.   I. Sinfonia: Allegro vivacissimo 00:06:00
11.   II. Preludio: Lento, ma non troppo 00:08:52
12.   III. Battaglia - IV. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo 00:04:32

Total Playing Time: 01:18:28

Casella, Alfredo

La Vecchia, Francesco

Rome Symphony Orchestra

You, Sun Hee

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573005

Barcode: 747313300570

Physical Release: 11/2012

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