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
Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Concerto for Orchestra, A notte alta (2012) (Repost)

Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Concerto for Orchestra, A notte alta, Symphonic Fragments from 'La donna serpente' (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:26 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10712

This is Volume 2 in the series of orchestral works by Alfredo Casella, performed by the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda, with the pianist Martin Roscoe. The disc also forms part of the ‘Italian Series’ on Chandos, in association with Ricordi Music and the BBC Philharmonic. International Record Review said of the previous volume: ‘Anyone with more than a passing interest in this fascinating composer needs to have this remarkable disc.’
Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Symphony No. 2,  Scarlattiana (2010) (Repost)

Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Symphony No. 2, Scarlattiana (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Cover + Digital Booklet | 76:58 | 324 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10605

Of all the Italian composers born toward the end of the 19th century, Alfredo Casella (1883–1947) was the most cosmopolitan in his dogged efforts to drag his country’s music into the 20th century. But before this could start happening sometime around the First World War, he first had to drag himself out of the 19th century, as these two early symphonies (and, to a lesser extent, the much more consistently magisterial Third Symphony, available now on a cpo CD) vividly illustrate.
Schoenberg, Webern & Berg - Orchestral Works - Simon Rattle (2003) {EMI Classics rec 1987-1988}

Schoenberg, Webern & Berg - Orchestral Works - Simon Rattle (2003) {EMI Classics rec 1987-1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 224 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-88, 2003 EMI Records | 5 75880 2
Classical / Orchestral / Modern Classical

Simon Rattle has recorded a lot of 19th century music and most of the results have been dismal. There is little to recommend by Rattle in pre-20th century repertoire. A few Haydn symphonies, some pretty good Brahms, bits of Mahler, Ein Heldenleben by Strauss which is just at the cusp of the 20th century. Alright, so Rattle is not the conductor to go to for the great classics. However, when he records modern music, he seems fully in tune with it's sound and style, plus he has less competition on the market to boot.
Bizet & Chabrier - Orchestral Works - Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth (2008) {Mirare Official Digital Download MIR036}

Bizet & Chabrier - Orchestral Works - Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth (2008) {Mirare Official Digital Download MIR036}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) ->7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Mirare | MIR 036
Classical / Romantic / Orchestral

The French conductor François-Xavier Roth was born in France in 1971 and studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. In October 2000 he won joint first prize at the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London, following which he was appointed for two seasons assistant conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra. From 2000 to 2002 he was also assistant conductor with the Caen Orchestra. In 2003 François-Xavier Roth created the chamber orchestra Les Siècles (The Centuries), combining period and modern instruments, an orchestra which covers a vast repertoire from Baroque to contemporary music.
Guillermo Pastrana, Jun Markl & Basque National Orchestra - Saint-Saëns: Orchestral Works (2018)

Guillermo Pastrana, Jun Markl & Basque National Orchestra - Saint-Saëns: Orchestral Works (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 234 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 15 | Time: 66:15 min

Saint-Saëns travels often resulted in geographically themed works, such as the Suite algérienne: this exotic musical picture postcard full of perfumed sensuality and the brazen confidence of march themes reflects the composers visits to colonial North Africa. The two suites on this recording are both structured around dance movements and were originally scored for different forces the Suite in D major, Op. 49 for harmonium, the Suite in D minor, Op. 16 for cello and piano. The engaging Serenade, Op. 15, rarely performed with its original, exotic scoring, is heard here in an orchestral transcription.