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ICON: GUIDO CANTELLI - FIERY ANGEL OF THE PODIUM

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This fine collection includes many exceptional Cantelli recordings of Cantelli’s remastered to perfection. Including 8 CDs of music and a new 60 minute audio documentary about Cantelli’s life this is the ultimate tribute to the great Italian conductor.

Among these recordings his Schumann’s Symphony no.4 (1953) and Brahms’s Symphony no.3 (1955) testify to the vitality of spirit and clarity of orchestral texture that were hallmarks of his performances.

He was considered a conductor of characteristic Italianate verve, tempered by a sensibility to expressive nuance and balance of timbre.

Cantelli was an advocate of rehearsing as well as performing without a score. He also liked to record in long takes, with the minimum of later correction.

Widely regarded as Toscanini’s successor he came to a tragic end only a few days after being appointed principal conductor at La Scala when he died in a plane crash aged only 36.

GUIDO CANTELLI – PORTRAIT OF A PERFECTIONIST

(60 minute audio documentary)

Guido Cantelli’s meteoric impact in his tragically cut-short life is recalled here from the perspectives of musicians, the audience and also a never before heard recording of a rehearsal. Former Philharmonia Orchestra members reincarnate their experiences with Cantelli, whose fanaticism can be heard as he repeats passages in the EMI recording session of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe (Second Suite), which is preserved in stereo. The effect Cantelli had on his public is also brought to life in audience memories of his performances in the concert hall. As well as the music of Ravel, there are extracts from EMI recordings of Cantelli conducting works of Beethoven, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Franck, Debussy and Casella.

Beethoven:
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 - movements 2-4
Philharmonia Orchestra
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Philharmonia Orchestra
Brahms:
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Philharmonia Orchestra
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Philharmonia Orchestra
Casella:
Paganiniana, Op. 65
Orchestra Stabile Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
Debussy:
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Philharmonia Orchestra
Trois Nocturnes: Nuages et Fêtes
Philharmonia Orchestra
La Mer
Philharmonia Orchestra
Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien - Fragments symphoniques
Philharmonia Orchestra
Dukas:
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Philharmonia Orchestra
Falla:
El sombrero de tres picos
Philharmonia Orchestra
Franck, C:
Symphony in D minor
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn:
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian'
Philharmonia Orchestra
Mozart:
Ein musikalischer Spass K522
Philharmonia Orchestra
Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ravel:
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Philharmonia Orchestra
Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2
Philharmonia Orchestra
Rossini:
La gazza ladra Overture
Philharmonia Orchestra
Le Siège de Corinthe Overture
Orchestra Stabile Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
Schubert:
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Philharmonia Orchestra
Schumann:
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Philharmonia Orchestra
Tchaikovsky:
Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Philharmonia Orchestra
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'
Philharmonia Orchestra
Wagner:
Siegfried Idyll
Dennis Brain (horn)
Philharmonia Orchestra


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