Gianandrea Noseda http://wrti.org en The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony, May 25, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-concert-wrti-saint-saens-organ-symphony-may-25-1-pm <p><strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert</strong> broadcast this Sunday at 1 pm opens with a collection of “Symphonic Fragments” from <strong><a href="http://wrti.org/post/shining-light-italian-composer-pianist-and-conductor-alfredo-casella" target="_blank">Alfredo </a><a href="http://wrti.org/post/shining-light-italian-composer-pianist-and-conductor-alfredo-casella" target="_blank">Casella</a>’s rarely performed opera <em>La Donna Serpente</em> </strong>(The Snake-Woman), based on an 18th-century fable-play by Carlo Gozzi, and is followed by one of <strong>Sergei </strong><strong>Prok Wed, 21 May 2014 16:42:29 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7316 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony, May 25, 1 PM Shining a Light on Italian Composer, Pianist, and Conductor Alfredo Casella http://wrti.org/post/shining-light-italian-composer-pianist-and-conductor-alfredo-casella <p></p><p>Early 20th-century Italian composer, pianist, and conductor <strong>Alfredo&nbsp;Casella </strong>promoted music of his compatriots. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the 21st-century conductor <strong>Giandrea Noseda </strong>is shining a light on Casella’s lesser-known work.</p><p>Listen to a performance of Alfredo Casella's Barcarola e Scherzo for Flute and Piano, Op. 4 (1903):</p><p>http://youtu.be/rwzLhl_Ev8c</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 16:31:57 +0000 Susan Lewis 7295 at http://wrti.org Shining a Light on Italian Composer, Pianist, and Conductor Alfredo Casella Gianandrea Noseda Takes Philadelphia Orchestra Sound Back In Time http://wrti.org/post/gianandrea-noseda-takes-philadelphia-orchestra-sound-back-time <p>If anybody knows Rachmaninoff, it’s The Philadelphia Orchestra. The ensemble inspired the composer &nbsp;to write his final orchestral work: the <em>Symphonic Dances,</em>&nbsp;and collaborated with him intensively until his death in 1943. Since then, the Orchestra has maintained an unbroken tradition of performing works by Rachmaninoff, from the eras of Eugene Ormandy through Charles Dutoit.&nbsp;</p><p>The esteemed Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, who has the trust and affection of the musicians from past guest engagements, recently conducted Rachmaninoff at the Kimmel Center. The conductor brought to these performances the rediscovery of a sound from which the orchestra has perhaps drifted. As The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports, Noseda may just about be out-Ormandying Eugene Ormandy.</p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:50:15 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4854 at http://wrti.org Gianandrea Noseda Takes Philadelphia Orchestra Sound Back In Time