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Shining a Light on Italian Composer, Pianist, and Conductor Alfredo Casella

Early 20th-century Italian composer, pianist, and conductor Alfredo Casella promoted music of his compatriots. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the 21st-century conductor Giandrea Noseda is shining a light on Casella’s lesser-known work.

Listen to a performance of Alfredo Casella's Barcarola e Scherzo for Flute and Piano, Op. 4 (1903):

http://youtu.be/rwzLhl_Ev8c

On WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, September 14, conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the Orchestra in a performance of Casella's Symphonic Fragments from La Donna Serpente.  Also on the program is Prokofiev's Violin Concerto and Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3.

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Listen to more of WRTI's Susan Lewis conversation with visiting conductor Gianandrea Noseda about Alfredo Casella.

As senior producer of arts and culture, Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and producer of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series, to which she also contributes weekly intermission interviews. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.