Overtures, Preludes & IntermezziDecca Classics
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After almost 40 years on Decca, Riccardo Chailly begins a new series of recordings as Music Director of Teatro alla Scala in Milan – the world's most iconic opera house. He will release a new album of Overtures, Preludes and Intermezzi with the Filarmonica Della Scala on March 10, and a new DVD of Puccini's Turandot on January 27. Chailly, the world's longest-standing exclusive conductor recording today, celebrates three centuries of music first performed at La Scala in a sonically spectacular album including the overtures to Bellini's Norma, Rossini's La pietra del paragone and Verdi's Il finto Stanislao. The album also features the Intermezzo from Puccini's Madama Butterfly and "Dance of the Hours" from Ponchielli's La Gioconda.
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New rare performance by Riccardo Chailly, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, represents the triumphant return to Verdi and Rossini / Classical Music Sentinel
2018 marks 250 years since Gioachino Rossini's death in 1868. 'Messa per Rossini' was composed in his memory by Verdi and 12 other notable Italian composers. Verdi himself composed the concluding Libera me, which he later used in his own Requiem. Conducted by Riccardo Chailly, this rare performance represents the work's triumphant return to the spiritual home of Verdi and Rossini: the Tea...
Riccardo Chailly leads Filarmonica della Scala in a spine-tingling Proms debut / theguardian
This exceptionally beautiful concert marked the Proms debut of the Filarmonica della Scala, founded in 1982 by Claudio Abbado and musicians from La Scala, Milan, to tackle the symphonic repertory, and technically a separate organisation from the orchestra that plays in the opera house itself, though, of course, many of the musicians are the same. Riccardo Chailly has been principal conductor since 2015, ...
Riccardo Chailly, Filarmonica Della Scala - Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi is KDFC: Album of the Week
For the Week of June 5th, the KDFC: San Francisco 'Album of the Week' is Riccardo Chailly and La Scala Philharmonic - Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi. After almost 40 years on Decca, Riccardo Chailly begins a new series of recordings as Music Director of Teatro alla Scala in Milan – the world's most iconic opera house. The new release is Overtures, Preludes and Inter...
Riccardo Chailly leads Orch. del Teatro alla Scala di Milano in Turandot / Audiophile Audition review
What is the most outstanding feature of this recording of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot? Is it the vividly recorded sound under the expert baton of conductor Riccardo Chailly? How about those well-miked singers, who manage to sound far better than they did in a recent Metropolitan Opera production of Turandot? Or the staging and lighting at Italy's La Scala, so lush and regal as to be almost...