JoAnn Falletta

Biography

Born: February 27, 1954; United States  
JoAnn Falletta is an American conductor who, though known primarily for her incisive interpretations of American music (contemporary and earlier works, including many compositions by female composers), has developed a broad repertory over the years, taking in many of the standards by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Britten, as well as those of lesser currency by Reger, Schreker, Bax, and Ibert. Falletta has Read more conducted over 100 orchestras in the Americas and has also led many in Europe and Asia. She has made over 40 recordings for several different labels, including Naxos, Albany Records, Delos, and New Albion Records.

JoAnn Falletta was born in Queens, NY, on February 27, 1954. Her parents were non-musicians but encouraged their daughter in her musical pursuits, which began with her interest as a young child in classical guitar. Falletta studied at the Mannes School of Music in New York and later did post-graduate work at Juilliard, where she received a doctorate degree in conducting in 1989.

Falletta was appointed music director of the Queens Philharmonic Orchestra in 1978, and during her 10-year tenure took on two other music directorships, the first with the Denver Chamber Orchestra in 1983 (leaving in 1992) and with the Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, where she served from 1986 to 1996.

In 1989 Falletta was appointed music director of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, bringing great financial success to the organization with three sell-out seasons in her first years there. She would hold this post until 2001, but an even longer association began with her appointment as music director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in 1991, a post she still held in 2007, along with her music directorship of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The busy Falletta accepted the latter post in 1998, thus placing her among the most important dozen or so American conductors. Her first recording, Baroquen Treasures, with the Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, appeared in 1990 and was followed by several other titles later on in the decade. But her discography has grown by leaps in the new century: among her later efforts are a pair of 2006 Naxos releases, the first containing works by Copland (including Rodeo) and the latter offering music from Pygmalion, Portrait of Galatea, and other pieces by the little-known American composer Romeo Cascarino. Read less
Paine: Symphony No 2
Release Date: 03/10/2015   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8559748   Number of Discs: 1
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Gallagher: Symphony No 2
Release Date: 01/13/2015   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8559768   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: February 27, 1954; United States  
JoAnn Falletta is an American conductor who, though known primarily for her incisive interpretations of American music (contemporary and earlier works, including many compositions by female composers), has developed a broad repertory over the years, taking in many of the standards by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Britten, as well as those of lesser currency by Reger, Schreker, Bax, and Ibert. Falletta has Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
No. 1. Egy idealis (Ideal): Andante
No. 2. Egy torz (Grotesque): Presto
I. Allegro vivace
II. Poco adagio
III. Presto
IV. Moderato
V. Molto vivace
I. Wandering Pilgrims (Il'ya Muromets and Svyatogor): Andante sostenuto - Allegro risoluto
II. Solovey, the Brigand: Andante
III. At the Court of Vladimir, the Mighty Sun: Allegro
IV. The Heroism and Petrification of Il'ya Muromets: Allegro tumultuoso - Andante
I. Allegro con brio
II. Allegro vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro vivace
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto deciso, alla marcia
I. Prologue: Allegro
II. Air: Lento, ma non troppo
III. Intermezzo: Allegretto
IV. Galop: Presto
V. Minuet: Tempo di minuetto
VI. Rigadoon: Con brio, ma tempo moderato
VII. Forlana: Andante con moto
VIII. Epilogue: Allegro un poco maestoso
Black
Brown
Beige
No. 1. King of the Magi
No. 2. King Solomon
No. 3. Martin Luther King
I. The Spring
II. The Meander
III. The Giggling Rapids
IV. The Lake
VI. The River
I. Theme and Variations
II. Sonata: Scherzo
III. Invention
IV. Fugue
I. The Resurrection of Eve: Poco allegretto
II. Eve is refused admittance into Heaven: Agitato ma non troppo
III. Adam charges Eve with the Original Sin: Allegro marcato
IV. Adam's Story (a.) Adam and Eve In Eden: Andante con moto
V. Adam's Story (b.) Adam and Eve and the Benefactor: Allegretto
VI. Adam's Story (c.) Eve and the Benefactor: Allegro moderato
VII. Eve's denial: Allegro ma non troppo
VIII. The Exorcising of the Evil One: Allegro molto
IX. Eve's Story: Allegro moderato e marcato
X. The Beatification of Eve: Andante con moto
Waltz: Allegretto
Variation 1: Allegro molto
Variation 2: Con brio
Variation 3: Grazioso
Variation 4: Presto
Variation 5: Andante
Variation 6: Allegro ma non troppo
Variation 7: Allegro leggiero
Variation 8: Allegretto cantabile
Variation 9: Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Lento ma non troppo
III. Allegretto
IV. Vivace
I. Allegro con brio
II. Elegy: Molto adagio (In Memoriam William Morris)
III. Scherzo: Presto - Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro moderato
I. Prelude: Song of the Fisherman
II. Ceremonial Dance
III. Dance of the Marionette
IV. Interlude: Song of the Fisherman
V. Dance under the Cherry Tree
VI. Finale: Dance of the Wolves
I. Allegro moderato - Cantabile - Poco meno scherzando
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro con brio
I. O vernem milovani Raduze a Mahuleny a jejich strastech
II. Intermezzo: Hra na labute a pavy
III. Intermezzo: Smutecni hudba
IV. Runy kletba a jak byla laskou zrusena
I. Intrada
II. Intermezzo
III. Malambo
IV. Pavane
V. Rondo concertante
I. Chaconne
II. Pianissimo scherzo
III. Andante flautando
IV. Accelerando finale
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Rondo-Finale: Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo (completed by B. Newbould)
IV. Rosamunde, Furstin von Cypern, D. 797: Entr'acte No. 1: Allegro molto moderato (edited by M. Venzago)
I. La fuga in Egitto (The Flight into Egypt)
II. San Michele Arcangelo (St. Michael Archangel)
III. Il Mattutino di Santa Chiara (The Matins of St. Clare)
IV. San Gregorio Magno (St. Gregory the Great)
I. Notte tropicale (Tropical Night)
II. Butantan
III. Canzone e Danza (Song And Dance)
I. Capri e Taormina
II. Lamento
III. Intermezzo
IV. Tarantella, "Puro Sangue"
No. 1. Buckeroo Holiday
No. 2. Corral Nocturne
No. 3. Saturday Night Waltz
No. 4. Hoe-Down
I. Morning on the Ranch
II. The Gift
IIIa. Dream March
IIIb Circus March
IV. Walk to the Bunkhouse
V. Grandfather's Story
VI. Happy Ending
I. Allegro non troppo ma con brio
II. Allegro sostenuto
III. Adagio
IV. Grave - Moderato intenso - Presto non tanto
I. Easy, freely
II. Lightly, lively
III. Slow drag, very rhythmic
IV. Fast and driving
I. Adagio con molto sentimento - Leggiero e soave - Adagio del principio
II. Theme: Andante semplice - Variations
I. Allegro giocoso - Andantino - Come Primo
II. Lento
III. Allegro con grazia
No. 1. De l'aube a midi sur la mer
No. 2. Jeux de vagues
No. 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
I. Easy, freely
II. Lively, lightly
III. Slow drag
IV. Fast and driving


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