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David W Moore
American Record Guide, March 2014

These are…very fine performances. The music of both works is outstanding. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Lynn René Bayley
Fanfare, March 2014

Without having any prior knowledge of these works, I nonetheless enjoyed them both tremendously. The three soloists, though not strong personalities, are all fine musicians and the orchestra plays sublimely under Iorio’s baton. …Naxos’s sonics are excellent. This is, simply, a remarkably fine disc. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, October 2013

Born ten years apart towards the end of the 19th century Alfredo Casella was to map out a style of composition in Italy that included the music of Giorgio Ghedini. Though an outstanding performing musician, Casella devoted much of his life to composition. Ghedini, on the other hand, was never able to make up his mind whether he wanted to be a pianist, composer or conductor, his name now residing in history as the mentor of composition pupils, including Berio, and his conducting students, Cantelli and Abbado. Musically educated in Paris with Faure as his tutor, Casella remained in the city for fifteen years, his music becoming influenced by Ravel, Debussy and the young Stravinsky. Maybe you will also hear Honegger in the spiky brilliance of the outer movements of his Triple Concerto, the cheeky finale a particular pleasure…it is a work well worth hearing…To the same forces Ghedini adds a speaker for the Concerto dell’albatro (Concerto of the Albatross), and in style we move forward from Casella’s pure tonality to the edge of the atonal world. Though modern it is still readily attractive, the Italian performers…are very assured…we must be grateful for the opportunity of hearing the music. © David’s Review Corner




Michel Fleury
Classica

Damian Orio sculpts the clarity of details and delivers a perfect performance © Classica





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