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
Alfredo Casella [1883-1947] - Orchestral & Piano Works (1992) [repost]

Alfredo Casella [1883-1947] - Orchestral & Piano Works (1992)
Contemporary | EAC (ape + cue) | 2CD 71:43+71:44 | booklet + artworks | 372MB | RS
Siegfried Palm, cello; Piero Barbareschi & Stefano Ragni, piano; Giuseppe Garbarino, conductor

Although his works have repeatedly aroused controversy, Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) was one of the most influential and innovative figures in Italian music throughout the period from the First World War to the Second.
The five compositions here recorded date from various different stages in his highly active career.
from the CD booklet
Alfredo Aracil – Epitafio de Prometeo  and Other Orchestral Works (2011)

Alfredo Aracil – Epitafio de Prometeo and Other Orchestral Works (2011)
Classical/21st Century | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 55m51s | 263mb
Label: Anemos | cat. no. C33009
Alfredo Aracil, Tomas Marco, Gonzalo de Olavide - Orchestral Works

Alfredo Aracil, Tomas Marco, Gonzalo de Olavide - Orchestral Works
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 275 Mb
Label:Verso - Date:2008

Although from different generations and styles, the three works on this disc are a good sample of Madrid’s avant-garde and musical concerns of the last thirty years, preoccupations and creative concepts which, from the traditional and classical reminiscences of Tomás Marco’s Concierto para violonchelo y orquesta (1974-1976), culminate and come to fullness in the perfect and meticulous language of Olavide’s Tránsito (1992) and Adagio con variaciones (sobre un Adagio de Hugo Wolf) by Alfredo Aracil (1997).
Alfredo Casella - Triple Concerto, Concerto for Piano, Timpani, Percussion and Strings, Cello Concerto

Alfredo Casella - Triple Concerto, Concerto for Piano, Timpani, Percussion and Strings, Cello Concerto
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 369 Mb
Label:Dynamic - Date:1996

A work for such forces as Casella's so-called Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra, composed in 1933, cannot but invite comparison with Beethoven's Triple Concerto, and Casella was quick to call attention to differences. "While Beethoven deliberately gave each of the three instruments…a specifically bravura and brilliant function, in my Concerto the three solo instruments form a little block of sound ….
Alfredo Casella and Karol Szymanowski - Piano Music (Easly Blackwood)

Alfredo Casella and Karol Szymanowski - Piano Music (Easly Blackwood)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 202 Mb
Date: 1991

Pianist Easley Blackwood, celebrated for his performances of transcendentally difficult modern works, made his solo recording with this imaginative excursion through works by two early modernists. The program combines works by Italian composer Alfredo Casella and Polish master Karol Szymanowski. Both absorbed the cosmopolitan influences of pre-World War I Paris, Vienna and Berlin. With the outbreak of war, both retreated into isolation in their homelands and began to write their finest music……..