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Rossini: Great Moments From The Barber Of Seville / Domingo, Abbado


Release Date: 12/17/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 437841   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Frank LopardoPlacido DomingoKathleen BattleRuggero Raimondi,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kathleen Battle's Rosina is sexually alluring, agile and ingratiating, and Domingo's Figaro reveals the astonishing craft and natural musicianship of this great singer.

[A]s well as possessing a fabulously fluent coloratura technique, Kathleen Battle also has richer, smokier tones in her voice. Her Rosina is sexually alluring, agile and ingratiating, but never vapid... Domingo's Figaro reveals the astonishing craft and natural musicianship of this great singer. It is in many respects a masterly performance... Lucio Gallo's furtive, dapper, inwardly angry Dr Bartolo is as much a triumph of guileful characterization as it is of high-wire virtuoso musicianship. Indeed, the virtuosity of the pattersinging is one of the
Read more set's most remarkable features... In all this, Abbado's experience proves crucial. But, then, he was always very good at controlling Rossini ensembles. What we have from him on this latest set is an entirely new sense of the inner detail of Rossini's score. More than ever, he seems willing to chance his arm with Rossini in a way he rarely does with, say, a Beethoven symphony... In all this the players of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe are his fearless confederates.

-- Gramophone [12/1992, reviewing the complete Il barbiere di Siviglia]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Frank Lopardo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1992 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale Ferrara, Italy 
2.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
3.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
4.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: La calunnia è un venticello by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
5.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Dunque io son la fortunata by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
6.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: A un dottor della mia sorte by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lucio Gallo (Baritone)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
7.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Pace e gioia sia con voi by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lucio Gallo (Baritone), Frank Lopardo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
8.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Contro un cor by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Frank Lopardo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
9.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Don Basilio! Cosa veggo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Lucio Gallo (Baritone),
Frank Lopardo (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
10.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Il vecchiotto cerca moglie by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Gabriele Sima (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
11.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Storm music by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
12.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ah! qual colpo inaspettato by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Frank Lopardo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
13.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Di sì felice innesto by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Frank Lopardo (Baritone), Lucio Gallo (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Gabriela Sima (Mezzo Soprano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

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