Casella: Notte Di Maggio, Cello Concerto, Scarlattiana / La Vecchia, Rome Symphony Orchestra
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’.
Catalog Number: 8572416
Composer: Alfredo Casella
Conductor: Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rome Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Andrea Noferini, Olivia Andreini, Sun Hee You