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]  

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)  

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
Herbert von Karajan - Strauss: Four Last Songs & Orchestral Works (1995/2016)

Herbert von Karajan - Strauss: Four Last Songs & Orchestral Works
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 77:06 min | 1.42 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 1995/2016

Gundula Janowitz had a very beautiful voice that critics like to describe as "creamy," whatever that means. Strauss had a life-long love affair with the soprano voice. He even married one–not just the voice, the whole woman, of course. His Four Last Songs constitute his dying tribute, and they are probably the most hedonistically gorgeous vocal works in existence.

Alfredo Casella - Il Pianoforte (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Proghunter at Oct. 11, 2016
Alfredo Casella - Il Pianoforte (Repost)

Alfredo Casella - Il Pianoforte
Italian | 1984 | ISBN: 88875921318 | PDF/EPUB | 261 pages | 5.8 MB
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Ryusuke Numajiri - Toru Takemitsu: Orchestral Works III: Autumn, etc. (1997)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works III: Autumn, etc. (1997)
Katsuya Yokoyama, shakuhachi; Kakujo Nakamura, biwa; Hiroshi Koizumi, flute
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon/Nippon | # CO-18032 | Time: 00:53:40

Performed by various soloists with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri. Recorded both in analog and digital versions in the Japanese double-CD release. "Twill by Twilight" is a harmonically and timbrally lush work, which often evokes the tone painting breadth of Debussy and the crystalline delicacy of Webern, an outpouring of "pastel coloring…reminders of the transient nature of twilight, before the coming night and after the sunset" (Takemitsu). It is dedicated to "the memory of my dear friend Morton Feldman." Takemitsu described the work's sub-structure as developed "through strictly measured musical units, through what might be called musical principles before a melody is constituted or before a rhythm is formed." This is a very apt metaphor applicable to Morton Feldman's own compositional style. The small and broad cyclicism of the rhythm patterns in Takemitsu's work is however much more hidden – a kind of phased, elastic, non-clockwork repetition with imaginative variations.
Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2010, MDG "Gold" # 341 1628-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 3
Nova Stravaganza - Siegbert Rampe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 308 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1628-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque