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Rossini: Overtures

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberPTC5186719
Release date2018-11-16

From the moment they were performed, Gioachino Rossini's overtures have enjoyed the status of colourful, elegant orchestral showpieces. With their sweet cantilene, their rich harmonies, their brilliant orchestration, and their powerful and exciting rhythmic drive, these overtures encapsulate all that was modern, exhilarating and electrifying in Rossini's music, yet maintain their freshness and attraction to modern audiences. This album features a collection of Rossini overtures, taken from less well-known operas such as La Scala di seta, Tancredi, La gazza ladra, Matilde di Shabran and Semiramide, as well as from the classic comic operas L'italiana in Algeri and II barbiere di Siviglia, concluding with the preludes to Rossini's French operas Le siege de Corinthe and Guillaume Tell, in which the composer explored musical Romanticism.

The overtures are performed by the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, which has played a seminal role in the Rossini renaissance of the last three decades. The orchestra is led by its Musical Director Michele Mariotti. Being born in Rossini's native town Pesaro, Mariotti cherishes a life-long affinity with the city's most famous son, and is commonly considered as one of the outstanding Rossini conductors of his age. He frequently works with the world's most prestigious opera houses.
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$ 21.83
Extra material for download
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
  La scala di seta
01 La scala di seta: Overture 05:57 $ 1.61 USD
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
02 Tancredi: Overture 06:00 $ 1.62 USD
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
  L'italiana in Algeri
03 L'italiana in Algeri: Overture 08:09 $ 2.20 USD
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
  Il Barbiere di Siviglia
04 Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture 06:53 $ 1.86 USD
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
  La gazza ladra
05 La gazza ladra: Overture 09:51 $ 2.66 USD
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
  Matilde di Shabran
06 Matilde di Shabran: Overture 09:39 $ 2.61 USD
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
07 Semiramide: Overture 12:35 $ 3.40 USD
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
  Le siege de Corinthe
08 Le siège de Corinthe: Overture 09:36 $ 2.59 USD
  Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
  Guillaume Tell
09 Guillaume Tell: Overture 12:11 $ 3.29 USD
  Album total 80:51
ComposerRossini, Gioachino
OrchestraOrchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
ConductorMariotti, Michele

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