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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.   Play with flash player La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture 00:09:50
  Semiramide, Act I: Overture
2.   Play with flash player Semiramide, Act I: Overture 00:12:27
  Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (Elizabeth, Queen of England): Overture
3.   Play with flash player Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (Elizabeth, Queen of England): Overture 00:07:28
  Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia, Act I: Sinfonia
4.   Play with flash player Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia, Act I: Sinfonia 00:08:34
  Le siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth): Overture
5.   Play with flash player Le siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth): Overture 00:09:34
  Sinfonia, "al Conventello"
6.   Play with flash player Sinfonia, "al Conventello" 00:04:03

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

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


Disc 2

Rossini, Gioachino

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


Disc 3

Rossini, Gioachino

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


Disc 4

Rossini, Gioachino

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

Release Date: 01/2017

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