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Mozart, Rossini: Arrangements For Wind Instruments / Netherlands Wind Ensemble

Mozart / Rossini / Waart / Netherlands Wind Ens
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186190   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartGioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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SuperAudio CD:  $19.99
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

What is there to say? The playing, as usual from this group, is terrific, and of course the tunes are great. The only issue is whether or not wind arrangements of famous melodies from these two operas appeals to you in the first place. They were created, obviously, as background music, the sort of thing you might hear at an aristocratic soirée, or in a kiosk stuck in the middle of a park—music for a more gracious age. The remastered sound is fine, but I never listen to quad-turned-into-multichannel productions in surround sound. Experience has taught me that they come across far more naturally in regular stereo. You can’t go wrong here
Read more if the repertoire appeals to you.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

Don Giovanni, K 527: Harmonie arrangements by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Harmonie arrangements by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

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