This special ‘2for1’ compilation release celebrates ten years ofGianandrea Noseda’s Musica Italiana series. Recording with boththe BBC Philharmonic and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino,Noseda has shown a remarkable commitment to championinglong-forgotten scores by well-known composers as well as thefinest works by altogether neglected ones.
brought Casella’s music to a new and passionate audience. LuigiDallapiccola, a composer particularly close to Noseda’s heart, isknown for his lyrical, Italianate take on Schoenberg’s twelve-tonesystem; 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.
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 works byWolf-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.