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Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Highlights / Abbado

Berganza/Prey/Dara/Abbado/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/L
Release Date: 03/15/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463086   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luigi AlvaRenato CesariHermann PreyTeresa Berganza,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraAmbrosian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Of the many recordings of the Barber, this is one of the very best. Abbado’s 1972 performance scraped away layers of traditional performing practice, revealing the sparkling colours beneath – the whole work was sung in the original keys. The LSO played superlatively well, with an unmatched blend of finesse and panache. The cast was the A-team of the day, performing together regularly on stage with great gain to their work in the recording studio... All in all a vocal fiesta... highly recommendable...

-- Patrick Carnegy, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing the recording of the complete opera, DG 457733]
Of the many recordings of the Barber, this is one of the very best. Abbado’s 1972 performance scraped away layers of traditional performing practice, revealing the sparkling colours beneath – the whole work was sung in the original keys. The LSO played superlatively well, with an unmatched blend of finesse and panache. The cast was the A-team of the day, performing together regularly on stage with great gain to their work in the recording studio... All in all a vocal fiesta... highly recommendable...

-- Patrick Carnegy, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing the recording of the complete opera, DG 457733]
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Works on This Recording

1. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
2. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luigi Alva (Vocal), Renato Cesari (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
3. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
4. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
5. Il barbiere di Siviglia: La calunnia è un venticello by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Montarsolo (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
6. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Dunque io son la fortunata by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Vocal), Hermann Prey (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
7. Il barbiere di Siviglia: A un dottor della mia sorte by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Enzo Dara (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
8. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Pace e gioia sia con voi by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luigi Alva (Vocal), Enzo Dara (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
9. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Contro un cor by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luigi Alva (Vocal), Teresa Berganza (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
10. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Don Basilio! Cosa veggo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Vocal), Paolo Montarsolo (Vocal), Luigi Alva (Vocal),
Enzo Dara (Vocal), Hermann Prey (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
11. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Storm music by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
12. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ah! qual colpo inaspettato by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Vocal), Hermann Prey (Vocal), Luigi Alva (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
13. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Di sì felice innesto by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Renato Cesari (Vocal), Enzo Dara (Vocal), Teresa Berganza (Vocal),
Stefania Malagú (Vocal), Paolo Montarsolo (Vocal), Hermann Prey (Vocal),
Luigi Alva (Vocal)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

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