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Riccardo Chailly

Musa Italiana (CD)

Decca Classics is proud to present the new album from Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica Della Scala. Released on 20th May 2022, Musa Italiana celebrates the influence of the “Italian style” on three Austro-German composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn.

Recorded in Dolby Atmos in the auditorium of La Scala during the pandemic, this album utilizes the famous La Scala acoustic in a unique way.

Riccardo Chailly’s much-anticipated recording of Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony in the revised 1834 version. Coupled with Schubert’s two Rossini-inspired overtures ‘In the Italian Style’ and three Mozart overtures to operas premiered in Milan.

TRACK LIST

Mendelssohn
Symphony No 4 in A major, Op.90 (“Italian”); 1883/84 version
i. Allegro vivace
ii. Andante con moto
iii. Menuetto - Con moto grazioso
iv. Saltarello. Allegro di moto

Schubert
Overture in the Italian Style in D major, D.590
Overture in the Italian Style in C major, D.591

Mozart
Mitridate, re di Ponto, K.87 (74a) Overture
Ascania in Alba, K.111 Overture
Mozart Lucio Silla, K.135 Overture