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Rossini: Complete Chamber Music with Piano

Rossini / Sollini / Barbatano / Manara / Meloni
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Concerto   Catalog #: 2076   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marco SolliniFrancesco ManaraDanilo StagniMassimo Polidori,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Sollini & Barbatano (Piano Duo)
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) was not only one of the most exceptional composers of opera in the 19th century, but he also an produced exquisite chamber music. Rossini periodically wrote compositions for a single instrument to be accompanied by piano and this recording presents some of them. Most of these works were written in order to pay homage to friends who were virtuosos on their instruments. They are characterized by their highly charged introductions full of pathos and lyricism followed by rapid and passionate variations. Even when playing in accompaniment, the piano writing is quite challenging and brilliant. Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) was not only one of the most exceptional composers of opera in the 19th century, but he also an produced exquisite chamber music. Rossini periodically wrote compositions for a single instrument to be accompanied by piano and this recording presents some of them. Most of these works were written in order to pay homage to friends who were virtuosos on their instruments. They are characterized by their highly charged introductions full of pathos and lyricism followed by rapid and passionate variations. Even when playing in accompaniment, the piano writing is quite challenging and brilliant. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 4, Un mot ŕ Paganini in D major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marco Sollini (Piano), Francesco Manara (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Italy 
Venue:  Bartók Studio, Bernareggio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2.
Thčme, for piano in E flat major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marco Sollini (Piano), Francesco Manara (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Bartók Studio, Bernareggio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 16 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 8, Prelude, Theme and Variations for Horn and Piano in E major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marco Sollini (Piano), Danilo Stagni (Horn)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Italy 
Venue:  Bartók Studio, Bernareggio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Une larme: thčme et variations, for piano & cello in A minor (Péchés de vieillesse, book 9) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marco Sollini (Piano), Massimo Polidori (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Bartók Studio, Bernareggio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Solo per violoncello, for cello (& added piano accomp.) in A minor, QR vi/9 by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marco Sollini (Piano), Massimo Polidori (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Bartók Studio, Bernareggio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Fantasie for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Fabrizio Meloni (Clarinet), Marco Sollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Venue:  Bartók Studio, Bernareggio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 57 Secs. 
7.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 12, Petite fanfare ŕ quatre mains in E flat major by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Sollini & Barbatano (Piano Duo)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1868; Italy 
Venue:  Bartók Studio, Bernareggio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8.
March (pas-redoublé), for military band in C major by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Sollini & Barbatano (Piano Duo)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852 
Venue:  Bartók Studio, Bernareggio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 9: Album pour piano, violon, violoncelle, harmonium et cor: No. 4. Un mot a Paganini
Tema originale
Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 9: Album pour piano, violon, violoncelle, harmonium et cor: No. 8. Prelude
Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 9: Album pour piano, violon, violoncelle, harmonium et cor: No. 10. Une larme
Allegro agitato in A minor
Fantasie in E flat major
Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 9: Album pour piano, violon, violoncelle, harmonium et cor: No. 12. Petite fanfare a quatre mains
March in C major, "Pas-redouble"

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