Casella: Notte di maggio

Naxos: 8572416

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Casella: Notte di maggio

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572416
(8.572416)

Discs:

1

Release date:

27th Sept 2010

Barcode:

0747313241675

Length:

65 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Casella: Notte di maggio


Casella:

Notte di maggio (A Night in May) for voice and orchestra, Op. 20

World Première Recording

Olivia Andreini (mezzo-soprano)

Cello Concerto, Op. 58

Andrea Noferini (cello)

Scarlattiana, Op. 44

Divertimento on music of Domenico Scarlatti for piano and small orchestra

Sun Hee You (piano)


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From mysterious moonlit night to joyous sunlit day, this recording runs the gamut of Alfredo Casella’s huge stylistic range.

Notte di maggio (‘A Night in May’), composed in the wake of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, is Casella at his most radical, while the delightful ‘Divertimento’ Scarlattiana finds him at his most relaxed, spicing up themes from Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas – in the manner of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.

Between them comes Casella’s Cello Concerto, its style influenced by the ‘baroque magnificence of Rome’, with a finale the composer called ‘the flight of the improved bumblebee’.

Alfredo Casella: Notte di maggio, Op. 20

Notte di maggio, Op. 20

Alfredo Casella: Cello Concerto, Op. 58

I. Allegro molto vivace

II. Largo - Grave

III. Presto vivacissimo

Alfredo Casella: Scarlattiana, Op. 44

I. Sinfonia: Lento grave, allegro molto vivace

II. Minuetto: Allegretto ben moderato e grazioso

III. Capriccio: Allegro vivacissimo e impetuoso

IV. Pastorale: Andantino dolcemente mosso

V. Finale: Lento molto e grave

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