"...I am once again dumbstruck by how engaging and wonderful this music is.The orchestra plays its collective heart out, and the Chandos recording is stunning in its realism and
impact. I was thrilled to see that the CD Cover states “Orchestral Works: Volume 2.” I eagerly await future release from these performers.
David A. McConnell - MusicWeb-International.com - 13 August 2012
Music ***** Sound *****
Andreas Friesenhagen - Fono Forum - August 2012
"...as in their previous recording of Casella’s Second Symphony, reviewed here, the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Gianandrea Noseda get right into the thick of things and bring out all of this music’s punch, beauty and effulgence."
Jean-Yves Duperron - Classical Music Sentinel - July 2012
Michel Fluery – Classica magazine – July/August 2012
“...Enthusiastically recommended. I look forward to future instalments.”
Andrew Achenbach – Gramophone magazine – August 2012
"...The adventurous listener will be very well rewarded by this very imaginative and colourful music."
Ian Lace - musicweb-international.com - 11 June 2012
Performance **** Recording ****
“...Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic capture the verve and spirit of Casella’s oft-changing music.”
Christopher Dingle – BBC Music Magzine – July 2012
“...It’s music that ... makes its impact through colour: here the orchestra provides a slithering, chromatic background for an incisively luminous Martin Roscoe. Quite wonderful ... Casella’s imagination and grasp of orchestral colouring simply shine through. Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic are the performers to bring it to life.”
Ivan Moody – International Record Review – June 2012
“...these forthright performances with all musicians on top form come thoroughly recommended.”
Adrian Edwards – BBC web-site review - 11 May 2012
“...Casella’s orchestration is superb, often beguiling ... The music is enchanting, scenic, lively and unfailingly attractive. Suffice to say that the performances are labours of love ... this ... issue sounds quite superb ... with wonderful tangibility, and perspective and clarity in perfect accord.”
Colin Anderson – Classicalsource.com – 12 May 2012
“Gianandrea Noseda’s commendable Italian legacy at the BBC Philharmonic continues with this programme of three works by Alfredo Casella ... whose Concerto for Ochestra of 1937 brilliantly taps the instrumental colour and virtuosity that Casella knew he could expect from the work’s dedicatees, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.” ****
Geoffrey Norris - The Telegraph – 12 May 2012
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