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Luigi Mancinelli (1848-1921): Scene veneziane, suite; Cleopatra, excerpts / Rome SO, La Vecchia

Album Summary

>Mancinelli, Luigi : Venetian Scenes, suite for orchestra
>Mancinelli, Luigi : Cleopatra, sei intermezzi sinfonici
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Expedition Audio Recommended
While there's nothing profound here, Mancinelli's music is tuneful, colorfully orchestrated and very enjoyable... this is fetching music that is highly successful in the charm department, and if you don't mind a little too much of a good thing occasionally, there's much to enjoy. With the kind support of Naxos, the sample I've provided is Ritorno in gondola from the Venetian Scenes. Give it a listen, and I'd wager you'll want to hear more. ... read more ...

Of the composers who inaugurated the renaissance of Italian instrumental music in the late nineteenth century, Luigi Mancinelli is probably the least well-known. Older than Martucci, Respighi and Casella, he was in the vanguard of that creative resurgence. As a conductor he was admired by Wagner and Verdi, and as a composer he wrote music of sophistication and style, such as the colorful and touching Scene veneziane (Scenes of Venice). The music for Cleopatra shows why, in its increased complexity, Mancinelli was admired for his orchestral mastery.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
This is a colorful and evocative essay, and it's good to have it in the catalog.

MusicWeb International, 15th July 2013
The music is colourful and, as you might expect, wonderfully well orchestrated...committed performances and a recording which is never less than adequate in these often heavily scored works...certainly worth exploring if you have a taste for the music of, say, Respighi or Boito.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorio di Via della Concilazione, Rome.



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>Mancinelli, Luigi : Venetian Scenes, suite for orchestra
  • Conductor: Francesco Vecchia
  • Ensemble: Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma
  • Notes: Auditorio di Via della Concilazione, Rome (12/18/2011-12/19/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mancinelli, Luigi : Cleopatra, sei intermezzi sinfonici :: no 1. Ouverture
  • Conductor: Francesco Vecchia
  • Notes: Auditorio di Via della Concilazione, Rome (12/18/2011-12/19/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Mancinelli, Luigi : Cleopatra, sei intermezzi sinfonici :: no 3. Battaglia di Azio
  • Conductor: Francesco Vecchia
  • Notes: Auditorio di Via della Concilazione, Rome (11/27/2011-11/28/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877