Gianandrea Noseda: Ten Years of Musica Italiana | Chandos - 2-4-1 CHAN24147

Gianandrea Noseda: Ten Years of Musica Italiana


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Label: Chandos - 2-4-1

Cat No: CHAN24147

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 30th June 2014



BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino


Gianandrea Noseda


Casella, Alfredo

Concerto for orchestra, op.61
» Sinfonia
La donna serpente: symphonic fragments, op.50
» Sinfonia and Preludio
Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.12
» II Allegro molto vivace

Dallapiccola, Luigi

Frammenti sinfonici
» 2 dances
» Recitativo e Fanfara
» 2 movements
Three Questions with Two Answers
» IV Largamente, sostenutissimo

Giordano, Umberto

» Prelude to Act 2

Mascagni, Pietro

L'Amico Fritz
» Intermezzo

Petrassi, Goffredo

Magnificat (highlights)
» Gagliarda
Salmo IX (highlights)

Ponchielli, Amilcare

La Gioconda
» Dance of the Hours (Act 3)

Puccini, Giacomo

Suor Angelica
» Intermezzo

Respighi, Ottorino

Burlesca, P59
Etudes-Tableaux (5), P160
» 2 movements
La Boutique fantasque (after Rossini), P120
» Nocturne and Galop

Verdi, Giuseppe

I vespri siciliani
» Overture
Pezzi sacri (4)
» IV Te Deum

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

La dama boba (The Backward Woman)
» Overture


BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino


Gianandrea Noseda


This special ‘2for1’ compilation release celebrates ten years of Gianandrea Noseda’s Musica Italiana series. During this time 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 Disc 1 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 very close to Noseda’s heart, is known for his lyrical Italianate take on Schoenberg’s twelve-tone system - three contrasting works are represented here. The Respighi recordings heard here look beyond the tone poems for which he is best known, shining a light on some equally ravishing scores.

Disc 2 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 ones 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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