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Catalani: Ero E Leandro [Francesco La Vecchia, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma] [Naxos: 8573072]

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  • Conductor: Francesco La Vecchia
  • Composer: Alfredo Catalani
  • Audio CD (6 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B00GK8P0KG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,364 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Ero e LeandroRome Symphony Orchestra18:06Album Only
Listen  2. Scherzo in A MajorRome Symphony Orchestra 5:25£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Andantino in A MajorRome Symphony Orchestra 4:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. ContemplazioneRome Symphony Orchestra11:24Album Only
Listen  5. Il mattino, "Sinfonia romantica"Rome Symphony Orchestra14:32Album Only

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Alfredo Catalani is best known today for his opera La Wally, but he also experimented with a number of orchestral works, including three symphonies. Ero e Leandro, Catalani's last orchestral work, evokes the dramatic tragedy of the Greek mythological lovers Hero and Leander who lived on either side of the Hellespont (the modern Dardanelles). The brief Scherzo is a sparkling piece while the Andantino is noteworthy for its fluid melodic line. The bel canto lyricism of Contemplazione contrasts with Il Mattino, a single-movement Romantic symphony divided into several clearly distinguishable sections.

Francesco La Vecchia and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma have a well-established track record and a remarkable discography of Italian music with Naxos. With the romantic work of Catalani they move back in time from their previous recordings of music by Casella. ClassicsToday comment that 'it's great to see them branching out into the unexplored byways of modern Italian music, a terribly neglected field' (8.572410 Franco Ferrara's Fantasia tragica).


'Francesco La Vecchia, his Roman orchestra, and the Naxos producers deserve credit for continuing to mine the undiscovered world of Italian orchestral music.' --MusicWeb International

'With expert and idiomatic performances from the Rome orchestra and conductor Francesco La Vecchia, fine work by the recording engineers and the attractive Naxos price point, anyone who enjoys late 19th century orchestral music will not, I think, be disappointed' --MusicWeb International

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TIM SULLIVAN on 1 Mar 2014
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I bought and older version of this (also reviewed) which was a disaster. This is altogether better, but still room for improvement, perhaps if the task were taken by a more reputable, professional orchestra
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One Star 23 Sep 2014
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wasn,t what i thought
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