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ROSSINI, G.: Overtures (Complete) (Prague Sinfonia, Benda) (4-CD Box Set)

    

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ROSSINI, G.: Overtures (Complete) (Prague Sinfonia, Benda) (4-CD Box Set)

Rossini’s musical wit and zest for comic characterisation have enriched the operatic repertoire immeasurably, and his overtures distil these qualities into works of colourful orchestration, bravura and charm. From his most popular, such as La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder) and La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), to the rarity Matilde of Shabran, the full force of Rossini’s dramatic power is revealed in these masterpieces of invention. Each of the four discs in this set has received outstanding international acclaim, with Volume 2 described as “an unalloyed winner” by ClassicsToday, and the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra’s playing described as “stunning” by American Record Guide (Volume 3).



Disc 1

Rossini, Gioachino

  La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture
1.   La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture 00:09:50
  Semiramide, Act I: Overture
2.   Semiramide, Act I: Overture 00:12:27
  Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (Elizabeth, Queen of England): Overture
3.   Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (Elizabeth, Queen of England): Overture 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 siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth): Overture
5.   Le siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth): 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


Disc 2

Rossini, Gioachino

  Guillaume Tell (William Tell), Act I: Overture
1.   Guillaume Tell (William Tell), Act I: Overture 00:11:37
  Eduardo e Cristina, Act I: Overture
2.   Eduardo e Cristina, Act I: Overture 00:09:17
  L'inganno felice (The Happy Deception): Overture
3.   L'inganno felice (The Happy Deception): Overture 00:06:07
  La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder): Overture
4.   La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder): Overture 00:06:01
  Demetrio e Polibio (Demetrius and Polybius), Act I: Overture
5.   Demetrio e Polibio (Demetrius and Polybius), Act I: Overture 00:06:31
  Il Signor Bruschino, Act I: Overture
6.   Il Signor Bruschino, Act I: Overture 00:04:52
  Sinfonia in D Major, "Bologna"
7.   Sinfonia in D Major, "Bologna" 00:05:26
  Sigismondo, Act I: Overture
8.   Sigismondo, Act I: Overture 00:08:30


Disc 3

Rossini, Gioachino

  Maometto secondo, Act I: Sinfonia (1822 Venice version)
1.   Maometto secondo, Act I: Sinfonia (1822 Venice version) 00:11:15
  L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), Act I: Overture
2.   L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), Act I: Overture 00:08:01
  La Cenerentola (Cinderella), Act I: Overture
3.   La Cenerentola (Cinderella), Act I: Overture 00:08:09
  Grand'overtura obbligata a contrabbasso
4.   Grand'overtura obbligata a contrabbasso 00:07:14
  Matilde di Shabran, ossia Bellezza, e cuor di ferro: Overture
5.   Matilde di Shabran, ossia Bellezza, e cuor di ferro: Overture 00:09:30
  La cambiale di matrimonio: Overture
6.   La cambiale di matrimonio: Overture 00:05:27
  Tancredi, Act I: Overture
7.   Tancredi, Act I: Overture 00:06:06


Disc 4

Rossini, Gioachino

  Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
1.   Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture 00:07:27
  Il turco in Italia: Overture
2.   Il turco in Italia: Overture 00:09:00
  Sinfonia in E-Flat Major
3.   Sinfonia in E - Flat Major 00:05:23
  Ricciardo e Zoraide, Act I: Overture
4.   Ricciardo e Zoraide, Act I: Overture 00:09:11
  Torvaldo e Dorliska, Act I: Sinfonia
5.   Torvaldo e Dorliska, Act I: Sinfonia 00:08:36
  Armida, Act I: Sinfonia
6.   Armida, Act I: Sinfonia 00:06:09
  Le comte Ory: Overture
7.   Le comte Ory: Overture 00:03:06
  Bianca e Falliero, Act I: Sinfonia
8.   Bianca e Falliero, Act I: Sinfonia 00:06:38

Total Playing Time: 03:49:37






Composer(s):
Rossini, Gioachino

Lyricist(s):
Tottola, Andrea Leone

Conductor(s):
Benda, Christian

Orchestra(s):
Prague Sinfonia

Choir(s):
Prague Philharmonic Chorus

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Opera; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.504048

Barcode: 747313404834

Physical Release: 01/2017

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