℗ 2011 Chandos
 

Gianandrea Noseda conducts The Italian Intermezzo: Music Without Words

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda

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Adriana Lecouvreur  
1.1
Act II: Intermezzo
Francesco Cilea; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
2:46
Manon Lescaut  
1.2
Act II: Intermezzo
Giacomo Puccini; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
4:56
Loreley  
1.3
Dance of the Water Nymphs
Alfredo Catalani; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
5:51
Suor Angelica  
1.4
Intermezzo
Giacomo Puccini; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
3:36
Siberia  
1.5
Act II: Prelude
Umberto Giordano; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
3:59
La Gioconda  
1.6
Dance of the Hours
Amilcare Ponchielli; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
8:54
L’Amico Fritz  
1.7
Intermezzo
Pietro Mascagni; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
4:53
La traviata  
1.8
Act III: Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
3:21
Edgar  
1.9
Act I: Prelude
Giacomo Puccini; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
4:26
1.10
Act III: Prelude
Giacomo Puccini; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
3:57
La Wally  
1.11
Act III: Intermezzo
Alfredo Catalani; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
4:00
1.12
Act IV: Intermezzo
Alfredo Catalani; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
6:31
I Quattro Rusteghi  
1.13
Intermezzo
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
3:25
Jewels of The Madonna  
1.14
Intermezzo
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
4:29
I Pagliacci  
1.15
Intermezzo
Ruggero Leoncavallo; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
3:30
Fedora  
1.16
Act II: Intermezzo
Umberto Giordano; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
2:25
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:59
"Four Stars ... it’s good to hear these gems as standalone works: enjoy them on their own or use them as a stepping stone to discovering the operas they come from." - Classic FM "... a winning programme of opera without words … Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic make alert guides in this repertoire ... the playing is well detailed and the performances are convincing. Chandos’s recording is typically rich ..." - Gramophone The pieces recorded on this album are, for the most part, orchestral mood-painting interludes found in the great Italian operatic repertoire of the 19th and early 20th centuries, usually connecting acts in the opera. The music is powerfully atmospheric, designed not only to create the right mood for the ensuing action of the opera, but also to provide some respite from the drama itself. The famous, scintillating ballet Dance of the Hours from Ponchielli’s La Gioconda was immortalized in the Walt Disney film Fantasia and has long been an orchestral classic. Leading the BBC Philharmonic here is Italian maestro Gianandrea Noseda, in his element on this, his native repertoire. His superb musicianship in both the operatic and orchestral repertoire makes this release one of his finest.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Ralph Couzens Recording producers: Brian Pidgeon and Mike George Sound engineer: Stephen Rinker Assistant engineers: Owain Williams (excerpts from La traviata, Pagliacci, Edgar, Suor Angelica, Manon Lescaut, I Quattro Rusteghi, I gioielli della Madonna) and Tom Parnell (other works) Editor: Jonathan Cooper A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy Recording venue: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester; 5 and 6 August 2008 (excerpts from I Quattro Rusteghi, I gioielli della Madonna), 12 November 2009 (excerpts from La traviata, Manon Lescaut), 10 December 2010 (excerpts from Pagliacci, Edgar, Suor Angelica), & 22 and 23 March 2010 (other works) Front cover: Church surrounded with Cypress Trees in mist, photograph © Gary Yeowell/Getty Images Back cover: Photograph of Gianandrea Noseda by Sussie Ahlburg Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative Booklet editor: Amanda Dorr Publishers: Casa Musicale Sonzogno di Piero Ostali, Milano, Umberto Giordano Siberia and Francesco Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur, Spada - Elkan Vogel Puccini Edgar

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