Allegro - Poco meno mosso - Più mosso - Presto - Tempo I
Total time: 76:51
COMPACT DISC TWO
Sinfonia from 'I vespri siciliani'
Largo - Allegro agitato - Prestissimo
(p) 2014 Deutsche Gramophon GmbH, Berlin
Released by kind permission of DG
from 'Quattro pezzi sacri'
Te Deum (for double chorus and orchestra)
for Soprano leggero, Chorus, and Orchestra
'Et misericordia ejus'. Andante mosso -
'Gloria Patri, et Filio'. Presto
Solo: Sabina Cvilak soprano
from Salmo IX°
in Two Parts for Chorus, String Orchestra, Brass, Percussion, and Two Pianos
from Seconda parte
'exultabo in salutari tuo'. Allegro - Poco meno -
'Constitue, Domine, legislatorem super eos'. Adagio
Gagliardia. Mosso e energico - Meno mosso -
Un po' animato -
(CHAN 10840, for imminent release)
Overture to 'La dama boba'
Intermezzo from 'Suor Angelica'
Prelude to Act II of 'Siberia'
Dance of the Hours from 'La Gioconda'
Intermezzo from 'L'amico Fritz'
Total time: 78:52
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
This special ‘2for1’ compilation release celebrates ten years of Gianandrea Noseda’s Musica Italiana series. Recording with both the BBC Philharmonic and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, Noseda has shown a remarkable commitment to championing long-forgotten scores by well-known composers as well as the finest works by altogether neglected ones.
On the first album he revives several works long absent from the concert hall. His recordings of the Symphony No. 2, Symphonic Fragments and Concerto for Orchestra excerpted here have brought Casella’s music to a new and passionate audience. Luigi Dallapiccola, a composer particularly close to Noseda’s heart, is known for his lyrical, Italianate take on
Schoenberg’s twelve-tone system; three contrasting works are represented here. Noseda’s highly acclaimed Respighi recordings heard here look beyond the tone poems for which the composer is best known, shining a light on some equally ravishing scores.
The second album presents a collection of orchestral movements from the richly romantic Italian operatic repertoire of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Alongside works by the towering masters Verdi and Puccini are less familiar works by Wolf-Ferrari, Giordano, Ponchielli, and Mascagni. Completing this celebration of Italian music are substantial excerpts from choral works by Goffredo Petrassi, taken from a recording that was widely praised, earning a BBC Music Magazine Award nomination.
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“… all of the performances on this 2-CD set are brilliantly executed, exciting, and engaging… Soprano Cvilak is remarkably good in her solo portions of the first-name work, as is the superb singing of the Teatro Regio, Turin chorus. Noseda is to be commended for making their orchestra and chorus first-rate aggregations…”
Lynn René Bayley – Fanfare – January/February 2015
“…this two-for-one (’241’) compilation marks ten years of Chandos’s generally excellent, green-tabbed ‘Musica Italiana’ series of releases. These are mostly performed by the BBC Philharmonic, but all fittingly conducted by one of Italy’s finesse conductors, Gianandrea Noseda. Noseda has emerged as a Järvi-like champion of under-exposed composers from his homeland: a number of the ten or so Chandos discs from which these tracks are drawn are classics in their own right. Engaging music is delivered with poise and power from the BBC Philharmonic and indeed the Toscanini-founded orchestra Teatro Regio Torino under Noseda’s attentive eye/ear… there is nothing here not to like … Sound quality is good throughout … Noseda’s enthusiasm and intelligence should persuade listeners that acquisition of any or all of the original albums would constitute a sound musical investment…”
Byzantion – MusicWeb-International.com – 18 July 2014
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Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. The company has pioneered the idea of the 'series' and proudly includes series of such composers as Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Parry, Walton, Grainger, Berkeley and Bridge. Renowned for its superb sound quality, Chandos has won many prestigious awards for its natural sound.