Rufinatscha Symphony No. 6 & The Bride of Messina Overture BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda

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Album info

Album-Release:
2011

HRA-Release:
25.11.2022

Label: Chandos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Artist: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda

Composer: Johann Rufinatscha (1812-1893)

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  • Johann Rufinatscha (1812 - 1893): Die Braut von Messina:
  • 1Rufinatscha: Die Braut von Messina: Overture14:10
  • Symphony No. 6 in D Major:
  • 2Rufinatscha: Symphony No. 6 in D Major: I. Largo - Allegro con fuoco19:37
  • 3Rufinatscha: Symphony No. 6 in D Major: II. Scherzo. Allegro ma non troppo14:28
  • 4Rufinatscha: Symphony No. 6 in D Major: III. Largo13:03
  • 5Rufinatscha: Symphony No. 6 in D Major: IV Allegro moderato09:44
  • Total Runtime01:11:02

Info for Rufinatscha Symphony No. 6 & The Bride of Messina Overture



Here is an intriguing musical resurrection: a Viennese-born composer who was a close contemporary of Chopin, Mendelssohn and Schumann but longer-lived than any of them. In his very thorough booklet note, Stephen Johnson is admirably frank about his – indeed everyone’s – limited knowledge concerning Johann Rufinatscha (1812-1893).

The two works presented here are not definitely dated although The Bride of Messina overture is probably from 1850, but although it is known that a performance of Rufinatscha’s Sixth and last symphony was planned during the 1860s there is no stated year of composition and his Fifth had been completed some two decades earlier. Rufinatscha does not appear to have composed many later works and there is no evidence of his having created anything after 1880. Johnson has found no evidence among the scanty facts concerning the composer’s life that can account for this long, final silence.

"Gianandra Noseda and his Manchester musicians give first-rate accounts of both works,and the Chandos recorded sound is its usable reliable self. I look Forward to seeing what the next two volumes bring." (IRR)

"Johann Rufinatscha slipped into obscurity a decade before his death. Much of his music was composed in a flurry of activity between 1834 and 1846, pre-echoing Bruckner in its antiphonal solemnity. Gianandrea Noseda's disc reveals a predilection for the mellow sonorities of viola and cello. Rufinatscha nods to Beethoven in "Die Braut von Messina", while the "Sixth" sounds like Schumann minus the neurosis and genius. Handsome, but not the stuff of grand passion." (Independent)

"A Viennese composer whose music prefigures Schumann and Strauss. Rufinatscha evidently had a gift for a melody full of sunshine. There can be no doubt that Schubert's style in general left its mark here, not least in Rufinatscha's brilliant harmonic twists and turns." (Gramophone)

BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor



Gianandrea Noseda
is widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation. He is Musical America’s 2015 Conductor of the Year.

Gianandrea Noseda’s appointment as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino in 2007 ushered in a transformative era for the company: his initiatives have propelled the Teatro Regio Torino onto the global stage, where it has become one of Italy’s most important cultural exports. Under his leadership the Teatro Regio Torino has launched its first tours outside of Torino with performances in Austria, China, France, Germany, Japan and Russia. In August 2014 Gianandrea Noseda brought the Teatro Regio Torino to the Edinburgh Festival for its United Kingdom debut. In December 2014 he also led the Teatro Regio Torino in a historic first, and critically acclaimed, tour of North America with concert per¬formances of William Tell in Chicago (Harris Theater), Toronto (Roy Thomson Hall), New York (Carnegie Hall) and Ann Arbor, Michigan (University Musical Society).

Gianandrea Noseda is Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011, he has performed with the orchestra in Israel and has led a successful seven cities tour in the US in spring 2014. He is also Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival (Italy). He was at the helm of the BBC Philharmonic from 2002 to 2011. In 1997 he was appointed the first foreign Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre, a position he held for a decade.

Gianandrea Noseda has close relationships with the London Symphony Orchestra (that he conducts regularly at the Barbican Centre and on tour), the NHK Symphony, the Pitts¬burgh and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Orchestre National de France, the Filarmonica della Scala and the Wiener Symphoniker. He has a long standing relationship with The Metropolitan Opera dating back to 2002 and has conducted many new productions, including the 2013 – 2014 season’s widely praised Prince Igor, now available as a DVD from Deutsche Grammophon.

In 2015 makes his debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and at the Salzburg Festival. Conducting the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino makes his debut at the Aix-en Provence Easter Festival. His commitment to young musicians will continue with the European Union Youth Orchestra and with the Julliard School in New York and the Guildhall School in London.

Maestro Noseda intense recording activity counts over fifty CD, many of which have been celebrated by critics and received numerous awards. His Musica Italiana recording project, which he initiated ten years ago with the label Chandos, has chronicled underap¬preciated Italian repertoire of the 20th Century and brought to light many masterpieces. Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino he has also recorded opera albums with celebrated vocalists such as Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko (all for Deutsche Grammophon) and Diana Damrau (for Warner Classics). For Helicon Classics has recorded the Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz. A native of Milan, Maestro Noseda is Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Itali¬ana, marking his contribution to the artistic life of Italy.

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