The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
485 2944 (Decca Classics, CD)
FIRST RELEASE (20 May 2022)
Booklet pages: 16
℗ 2022 Universal Music Operations Ltd
© 2022 Universal Music Operations Ltd
Main country of recording: Italy
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Musa Italiana published on 5 May 2022
Filarmonica della Scala
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):
Symphony No 4 in A, Op 90, 'Italian' (revised 1834 version)
1 Allegro vivace
2 Andante con moto
3 Menuetto. Con moto grazioso *
4 Saltarello. Allegro di molto *
Franz Schubert (1797-1828):
5 Overture in the Italian Style in D, D 590 *
6 Overture in the Italian Style in C, D 591 *
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):
7 Overture - Mitridate, re di Ponto, K 87
8 Overture - Ascanio in Alba, K 111
9 Overture - Lucio Silla, K 135
* There are mistakes in the track ordering on the digital version of this CD as supplied for review. Tracks 3 and 4 have been interchanged. Tracks 5 and 6 have also been interchanged.
Recorded 1-6 June 2021 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy.
Hear Riccardo Chailly's much-anticipated recording of Mendelssohn's ‘Italian’ Symphony in the revised 1834 version recorded in Dolby Atmos in the glorious, golden auditorium of Teatro alla Scala, which is coupled with Schubert's two Rossini-inspired overtures 'In the Italian Style' and three Mozart overtures to operas premiered in Milan.