Alfredo Casella Orchestral Works

Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (Noseda, BBC Philharmonic)

Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (Noseda, BBC Philharmonic)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 379 Mb
Label:Chandos - Date:2013

This is the third volume in Chandos’ survey of orchestral works by Alfredo Casella, which forms part of the ongoing Italian Music series with the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda. The two previous volumes have been very well received by reviewers and the buying public alike, David A. McConnell of MusicWeb International commenting: ‘I am once again dumbstruck by how engaging and wonderful this music is. The orchestra plays its collective heart out, and the Chandos recording is stunning in its realism and impact.’………..

Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works (Francis) [repost]  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Nov. 12, 2013
Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works (Francis) [repost]

Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works (Francis) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 375 Mb
Date: 1994

The temptation to call Casella's music »charming« may be great, but perhaps such a label will not do anything to take away from it. But with such a diminutive of perception one will in no way do justice to the high standards of his music and their virtuoso realization in a manner which has been recognized as having been unique along the paths leading to New Music.
Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works, Vol.2: Concerto for Orchestra; A notte alta; Symphonic Fragments - Martin Roscoe (2011)

Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works, Vol.2: Concerto for Orchestra; A notte alta; Symphonic Fragments from 'La donna serpente' - Martin Roscoe,
BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (2011)

Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 315.76 MB
Label: Chandos Records | Catalog N.: CHAN 10712 | TT - 73:26

Italy's Alfredo Casella has been talked up as the great unknown composer of the first half of the 20th century. He was influenced by Debussy, Mahler, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky in turn, yet he mixed and matched elements of their styles with a distinctive formal imagination. Casella was largely responsible for the reintroduction of Vivaldi to the musical world, and some of the neo-classic music he composed later in his career had direct Baroque references. This album lacks that aspect of his work, but these three pieces, each made up of short chunks of music, probably offers an easier introduction to Casella than do the weightier symphonies. The Concerto for Orchestra, loosely neo-classical, appeared in 1938 and thus lay between Hindemith's and Bartók's works with the same title.
Review by James Manheim
Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works, Vol.1: Symphony No.2; Scarlattiana - Martin Roscoe, Gianandrea Noseda (2009)

Alfredo Casella - Orchestral Works, Vol.1: Symphony No.2; Scarlattiana - Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (2009)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 333.87 MB
Label: Chandos Records | Catalog N.: CHAN 10605 | TT - 76:58

Italy's Alfredo Casella has been talked up as the great unknown composer of the first half of the 20th century. He was influenced by Debussy, Mahler, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky in turn, yet he mixed and matched elements of their styles with a distinctive formal imagination. Casella was largely responsible for the reintroduction of Vivaldi to the musical world, and some of the neo-classic music he composed later in his career had direct Baroque references. This album lacks that aspect of his work, but these three pieces, each made up of short chunks of music, probably offers an easier introduction to Casella than do the weightier symphonies. The Concerto for Orchestra, loosely neo-classical, appeared in 1938 and thus lay between Hindemith's and Bartók's works with the same title.
Review by James Manheim

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) - Orchestral Works (1994)  Music

Posted by ooliver at Feb. 14, 2010
Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) - Orchestral Works (1994)

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) - Orchestral Works (1994)
Modern-Classic | EAC (ape, cue, log) | Haydn Orchestra Bolzano e Trento conducted by Alun Francis | Booklet 600dpi
CPO Records 999 195 | CD 68:47 | rar + 3% recovery record | 313 MB | RS.com

The temptation to call Casella's music »charming« may be great, but perhaps such a label will not do anything to take away from it. But with such a diminutive of perception one will in no way do justice to the high standards of his music and their virtuoso realization in a manner which has been recognized as having been unique along the paths leading to New Music.
Andreas K. W. Meyer, from the attached booklet
Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)

Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 456 Mb | 00:50:21 + 00:50:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO - 999 151-2

Robert Volkmann had a distinguished musical career, but even within his own lifetime his peers seem to have viewed him with respect as a worthy composer rather than one of any originality. That was probably a fair judgement and his work passed out of the concert halls and into the history books after his death. This double CD set from CPO therefore provides the modern day listener with a useful conspectus of his orchestral writing.
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Musica para Orquesta - Orchestral Works 1818-1824 (2006) (Repost)

Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Musica para Orquesta - Orchestral Works 1818-1824 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 253.39 Mb + 36.72 Mb (Scans) | 59:06
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera - FUG522

It is not difficult to include Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga's entire orchestral output on CD, such as it is. The "Spanish Mozart" produced only three overtures and a symphony before his premature death at age 19. Jordi Savall produced a great disc of the symphony, but included only two of the three overtures, for Astrée with Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in 1995. Fuga Libera's Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Música para Orquestra contains all three overtures in addition to the symphony, and while the performances don't have quite the mischievous sparkle of Savall's, Paul Dombrecht and the Belgian period-instrument orchestra achieve something quite different with Arriaga's music here.
Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra - Maurice Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (2002) (3CD Box Set)

Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra - Maurice Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 726 Mb | 03:20:33 | Scans included
Classicsal, Orchestral | Country: USA | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 289 469 354-2

Famous conductor and musician, Claudio Abbado was internationally known for serving up a repertoire of music from the poetry of Holderlin, the legend of Faust or works that depict German drama. He conducted several orchestras worldwide and received numerous awards for his masterful genius. His works include Mendelsshon's Midsummer Night's Dream and Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto.
Richard Hickox,‎ BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1-6 (2001-2005) (Repost)

Richard Hickox,‎ BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1-6 (2001-2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,62 Gb | 07:05:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CHANDOS

Frank Bridge couldn't write a tacky note to save his life. It's instructive in this respect to compare this premiere recording of his early tone poem Mid of the Night to Hyperion's recent release of Granville Bantock's almost exactly contemporaneous Thalaba the Destroyer. Where Bantock stitches shameless cribs from Tchaikovsky into a ramshackle and repetitive musical structure, Bridge's thematic material covers large, well-sustained spans and consistently holds the listener's interest. The lovely central melody introduced by English horn against softly murmuring strings has real lyrical beauty, and Bridge times his climaxes with unerring precision. Isabella, dating from 1907 (three years later than Mid of the Night), features some splendidly passionate string writing and an even more tightly integrated structure.
Stéphane Denève, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Albert Roussel: The Complete Symphonies and other Orchestral Works (2010)

Stéphane Denève, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Albert Roussel: The Complete Symphonies and other Orchestral Works (2010) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,01 Gb | 4:25:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos - 8.504017

The only available complete recording of the wonderful symphonic output of Albert Roussel, one of the most significant symphonists of the early 20th century and one of France's greatest exponents of the form.