Filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Chailly – Musa Italiana (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:00 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Classical
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Decca Classics is proud to present the new album from Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica Della Scala. Released on 20th May 2022, Musa Italiana celebrates the influence of the “Italian style” on three Austro-German composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn.
Recorded in Dolby Atmos in the auditorium of La Scala during the pandemic, this album utilizes the famous La Scala acoustic in a unique way. As Chailly explains,
“Because of the pandemic and the need for more space between the players, a new floor was created over the seats of the parquette [stalls]… And it says much for the genius of Giuseppe Piermarini, the architect of La Scala, because right at the centre of the theatre, the acoustic is spectacular. La Scala’s acoustic tends towards the dry in order to assist the voices, but out of the pit the sound is wonderful”.
Felix Mendelssohn’s “Italian Symphony” (No. 4 in A major) was composed during a 10-month Grand Tour of Italy between 1829 & 1831 while in his early twenties. It draws inspiration from the county’s natural beauty, culture and music, most notably in the saltarello rhythms employed to great effect in the work’s tarantella finale. Chailly has recorded Mendelssohn’s 1834 revision of the work, which he believes heightens the work’s drama.
“The finale – which is a tarantella where, when you are bitten by a tarantula, you have to dance or die… These are moments of high drama in a work that is celebrated for its joy and beauty.” – Riccardo Chailly
1-01. Filarmonica della Scala – Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, MWV N 16, “Italian”: I. Allegro vivace (Ed. John Michael Cooper) (10:00)
1-02. Filarmonica della Scala – Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, MWV N 16, “Italian”: II. Andante con moto (Ed. John Michael Cooper) (06:16)
1-03. Filarmonica della Scala – Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, MWV N 16, “Italian”: III. Menuetto. Con moto moderato (Ed. John Michael Cooper) (07:27)
1-04. Filarmonica della Scala – Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, MWV N 16, “Italian”: IV. Saltarello. Presto (Ed. John Michael Cooper) (06:32)
1-05. Filarmonica della Scala – Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in D Major, D. 590 (08:17)
1-06. Filarmonica della Scala – Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in C Major, D. 591 (08:04)
1-07. Filarmonica della Scala – Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K. 87/74a: Overture (05:53)
1-08. Filarmonica della Scala – Ascanio in Alba, K. 111: Overture (03:37)
1-09. Filarmonica della Scala – Lucio Silla, K. 135: Overture (07:48)