Rota studied with some of the twentieth century's outstanding Italian composers, including Rosario Scalero, Alfredo Casella, and Ildebrando Pizzetti, and also studied conducting and orchestration with Fritz Reiner.
The compositional style of Alfredo Casella, who, along with Resphigi and Pizzetti, is considered to be, among the first generation of twentieth century Italian composers, evolved into neoclassicism by the end of World War I.
Now for some light relief: Alfredo Casella
's Pupazzetti, a suite of five charming miniatures; Poulenc's three-movement minisonata - enjoy the humorous Rustique second movement, and Satie's characteristically eccentric 3 Morceaux with sections varying from, in the composer's directions, "calm" to "brutal".
Laurent Halleux, on second violin, was one of the founding members of the Pro Arte Quartet, a string quartet gathering former students of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, that quickly specialized in contemporary repertoire, frequently playing world premieres, and creating links with composers such as Arnold Schoenberg and Alfredo Casella
, under the patronage of the pianist Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, with whom they gave concerts.
drawn up by Ravel as he was preparing to enlist in the armed services in early autumn 1914, reportedly containing details of exactly how to print his newly completed Trio in the event of his unavailability or demise; and the memoirs of Ravel's friend Alfredo Casella
(i he pianist at the Trio's premiere), who recalled, decades later, that Ravel "entrusted me with the correction of the proofs, as he himself was at war" (as quoted in the Henle edition, p.
The composers--Ferrucio Busoni, Alfredo Casella
, Francesco Malipiero, Ottorino Respighi, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Vicenzo Davico, Goffredo Petrassi, Nino Rota and Mario Pilati--influenced the development of 20th-century Italian music.
is a name which emerges from the shadows from time to time.
After a recording of the violin concertos of Gian Francesco Malipiero and Alfredo Casella
, the Supraphon archives have come up with other recordings made with the violinist Andre Gertler.
The importance of Alfredo Casella
in the development of music in Italy in the twentieth century can hardly be exaggerated.
After a degree in law, D'Amico studied music with Alfredo Casella
, whose salon was frequented by the intelligentsia, musical and otherwise, of the time, and started to collaborate as music critic to various publications.
CASELLA BBC Philharmonic / Noseda Alfredo Casella
was a contemporary of Respighi but aimed at creating largerscale orchestral works than his fellow Italian composer.
His recordings of violin concertos by Gian Francesco Malipiero and Alfredo Casella
were also made in Prague with the Prague Symphony and Vaclav Smetacek.