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)  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 - 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
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……..
Alfredo Casella - Sinfonia per Orchestra op. 63, Italia op 11

Alfredo Casella - Sinfonia per Orchestra op. 63, Italia op 11
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 364 Mb
Date: 2009

With the large but unavoidable exception of that visionary and unpredictable maverick Malipiero, Alfredo Casella (1882-1947) was probably the foremost Italian composer of the last century who most ideally embodied Martucci's anti-verismo aspirations for his national music. And, among Casella's numerous concertante and miscellaneous orchestral works, this third and last of his three symphonies, dated 1939-40, commissioned ……..
Fanfare, Paul A. Snook, Jan-Feb 2010

Alfredo Casella - Cello and Piano Works (Complete)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at April 4, 2013
Alfredo Casella - Cello and Piano Works (Complete)

Alfredo Casella - Cello and Piano Works (Complete)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 256 Mb
Date: 1995

Alfredo Casella was an outstanding if uneven composer who led several of his contemporaries – Respighi, Malipiero, Pizzetti, and others – in a struggle to modernize Italian music. His interests as a composer and as an author of articles on music were highly cosmopolitan, as may be gathered from his early enthusiasms for Debussy, the Russian nationalists, Strauss, Bartók, and Schoenberg. Yet Casella was also intensely inspired by Italian culture, both its folkways and its Futurism movement.
Alfredo Casella [1883-1947] - Piano Works - vol.1 (1995) [repost]

Alfredo Casella [1883-1947] - Piano Works - vol.1 (1995)
Modern | EAC (ape + cue) | CD 65:52 | booklet + artworks | 202MB | RS
Bruno Canino, piano

Composer, pianist, orchestral director, essayist, organiser, Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) was a unique presence In the whole history of Italian music, to which the figure of what the French would call the homme-orchestre (as for Pierre Boulez, for example), has always been extraneous. Apart from himself, it was only Bruno Maderna, literary activity notwithstanding, who could move with so much artistic tension and plurality in his commitment: for both of these to write, to perform one's own music or that of others (for Casella in the double garb of pianist and conductor), to organise public events, to promote festivals, was part of a precise project.
from the CD booklet