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Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Highlights / Abbado, Prey


Release Date: 03/30/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 423584   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Renato CesariLuigi AlvaHermann PreyTeresa Berganza,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraAmbrosian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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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:  Renato Cesari (Baritone), Luigi Alva (Tenor)
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 (Baritone)
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 (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
5.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: La calunnia è un venticello by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Montarsolo (Bass)
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:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano)
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 (Bass)
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 (Tenor), Enzo Dara (Bass)
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 (Tenor), Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano)
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:  Luigi Alva (Tenor), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Enzo Dara (Bass),
Paolo Montarsolo (Baritone), Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano)
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 (Mezzo Soprano), Luigi Alva (Tenor), Hermann Prey (Baritone)
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 (Baritone), Luigi Alva (Tenor), Paolo Montarsolo (Baritone),
Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano), Enzo Dara (Bass), Hermann Prey (Baritone),
Stefania Malagú (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

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