Alfredo Casella (25 July 1883 – 5 March 1947) was an Italian composer, pianist and conductor. Casella was born in Turin, the son of Maria (née Uordino) and Carlo Casella. His family included many musicians: his grandfather, a friend of Paganini's, was first cello in the San Carlo Theatre in Lisbon and eventually became soloist in the Royal Chapel in Turin
Alfredo Casella, (born July 25, 1883, Turin, Italy-died March 5, 1947, Rome), composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher whose cosmopolitan outlook permeated 20th-century Italian music. Casella studied in Paris, where he remained until 1914. After touring as a pianist he returned to Italy in 1915. Other notable works were Italia for orchestra (1910), the Partita for piano and orchestra (1925), and the Missa solemnis (1944). The music on my channel is meant to introduce a large audience to music by unknown classical composers and unknown classical music by famous composers in the music period of about 1870 till about 1970. The program presents works by relatively unknown composers and unknown music by well-known composers and has no commercial purposes.
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Alfredo Casella, Casella, on Ricordi Milan, Casa Ricordi, Ricordi: works list, biography, music hire and more. Alfredo Casella was born in Turin on 25th July 1883 and began studying piano under the guidance of his mother. At the age of 13 he moved together with his mother to Paris, where he studied piano and composition at the conservatory, developing a great admiration for Debussy and French music in general. In spite of this Casella’s compositions in this period do not reflect the French style but rather maintain a late Romantic expressivity in line with Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler; a characteristic example of this first phase of his production is his First Symphony composed in 1905
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Learn more about the composer Alfredo Casella, his life and work! In addition you can find audio samples, performances and music. His early works were romantic in style: the orchestra work Italia (1909) gained international success. Subsequently, he developed an atonal style which in Elegia eroica, written in commemoration of the soldiers who died in war, was his response to provocative protests. Later his work was mainly neoclassical in character by drawing inspiration on the 18th century.
The orchestra plays its collective heart out, and the Chandos recording is stunning in its realism and impact. Casella was a fervent Italian patriot, as his Symphonic Rhapsody Italia so aptly demonstrates. In this one-movement work, the composer focuses on just two contrasting destinations in Italy: Sicily – impoverished, sun scorched, and superstitious – and Naples – bustling and carefree
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