Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana & Damian Iorio - Casella: Divertimento per Fulvia, Op. 64
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 63:28 min | 264 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017
This programme of four colourful, contrasting but complementary works for small orchestra celebrates the lighter side of four twentieth-century Italian composers, centring on Alfredo Casella’s Divertimento for Fulvia, composed for his young daughter. Casella’s friend Gian Francesco Malipiero wrote Oriente immaginario (Imaginary Orient) for a Futurist play by Achille Ricciardi (1884–1923). Franco Donatoni once called his simply-titled Musica (Music) ‘kind of Schoenberg gone a bit neoclassical’—but also with a great sense of humour—while Giorgio Federico Ghedini’s Concerto grosso is a twentieth-century tribute to both Bach and Beethoven.