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Rossini: Complete Works For Piano Vol 3 / Paolo Giacometti


Release Date: 11/14/2000 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 16098   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo GiacomettiTido Visser
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is now the third recording with which I continue my journey into the world of Rossini's later works. Here we have a Rossini who clearly enjoyed the closing years of his life, in his beloved Paris, which once again allowed him free rein for his brilliant creativity. One of the results of this freedom was an abundance of mostly shorter character pieces, which he jokingly referred to as 'Pchs de Vieillesse', or 'Sins of old age'. These works are typified by their great diversity, and they are the expressions of an exceptional talent who had broken free of musical dogma: ironic, meditative, personal, and unafraid of disapproval or self-deprecation. All of these things can be heard in the works on this CD. This is now the third recording with which I continue my journey into the world of Rossini's later works. Here we have a Rossini who clearly enjoyed the closing years of his life, in his beloved Paris, which once again allowed him free rein for his brilliant creativity. One of the results of this freedom was an abundance of mostly shorter character pieces, which he jokingly referred to as 'Pchs de Vieillesse', or 'Sins of old age'. These works are typified by their great diversity, and they are the expressions of an exceptional talent who had broken free of musical dogma: ironic, meditative, personal, and unafraid of disapproval or self-deprecation. All of these things can be heard in the works on this CD. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 6 "Album pour les enfants dégourdis": no 6, Valse torturée by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
2. Péchés de vieillesse, Vol 9: no 11, Echantillon de blague mélodique sur les noires de la main droite by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Milan, Italy 
3. Péchés de vieillesse, Vol 10 "Miscellanée pour piano" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
4. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 6, Echantillon du chant de Noël à l'italienne by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
5. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 7, Marche et reminiscences by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Italy 
6. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 6: no 9, Un petit train de plaisir comico-imitatif by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Tido Visser (Voice), Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
7. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 1, Mélodie candide by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
8. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 9, Prélude Italien by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
9. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 5, Impromptu tarantallisé by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 

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