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ROSSINI, G.: Overtures (Complete), Vol. 1 (Prague Sinfonia, Benda)

    





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ROSSINI, G.: Overtures (Complete), Vol. 1 (Prague Sinfonia, Benda)

Rossini wrote some of music’s most masterful and lovable operas. His gift for comic and tragic forms was matched by a relish for characterisation, qualities that are always evident in his overtures. La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) is perhaps the most famous, one of the world’s most popular concert openers. But in Otello he reveals his more complex turns of phrase and in Le siège de Corinthe the writing is dramatic and colourful. The overture for Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra was used again a year later by Rossini for Il barbiere di Siviglia. This is the first of four discs of the complete Rossini Overtures.


Rossini, Gioachino

  La gazza ladra: Overture
1.   La gazza ladra: Overture 00:09:50
  Semiramide: Overture
2.   Semiramide: Overture 00:12:27
  Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, Act I: Sinfonia
3.   Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, Act I: Sinfonia 00:07:28
  Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia, Act I: Sinfonia
4.   Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia, Act I: Sinfonia 00:08:34
  Le siege de Corinthe: Overture
5.   Le siege de Corinthe: Overture 00:09:34
  Sinfonia, "al Conventello"
6.   Sinfonia, "al Conventello" 00:04:03

Rossini, Gioachino
Tottola, Andrea Leone, lyricist(s)

  Ermione, Act I: Sinfonia - Troia! qual fosti un di!
7.   Ermione, Act I: Sinfonia - Troia! qual fosti un di! 00:08:08

Total Playing Time: 01:00:04






Composer(s):
Rossini, Gioachino

Lyricist(s):
Tottola, Andrea Leone

Conductor(s):
Benda, Christian

Orchestra(s):
Prague Sinfonia

Choir(s):
Prague Philharmonic Chorus

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570933

Barcode: 747313093373

Physical Release: 10/2012

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