Alfredo Casella: Sinfonia

Alfredo Casella Sinfonia
Sinfonia

Alfredo Casella: Sinfonia

Opus:
op. 63
Year of composition:
1939/1940
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Alfredo Casella
Instrumentation:
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc, pno, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
tuba
timpani
percussion
piano
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Remarks:
Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de
Duration:
40’
Dedication:
al Dott. Frederick Stock ed alla "Chicago Symphony Orchestra" in occasione del cinquantenario della sua fondazione
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Work introduction

Casella’s third symphony, Sinfonia per orchestra, was a triumphant success at its world premiere in Chicago under Frederick Stock, as it was in subsequent performances in Rome, Vienna and Dresden. And no wonder; its life-affirming exuberance, its sunny, scarcely clouded character, the brightness of its lovely sonorities when the wind instruments predominate, its buoyant tempi, its wealth of melodies, its formal clarity, not to mention the finer facets of the score, with its rapidly alternating, widely differing sections – the music could not help but cheer and refresh the audiences, weary of the turmoil of war.

World première

Location:
Chicago
Date:
27.03.1941
Orchestra:
Chicago SO
Conductor:
Frederick Stock

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