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Rossini: String Sonatas / I Musici

Rossini / I Musici
Release Date: 02/22/2011 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802041  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These delightful performances, originally on Philips, have withstood the test of time. The music, of course, is charming: early Rossini written for no other purpose than to please. Each of these pieces has three movements. No. 6 concludes with a “Tempesta”, one in a long line of such movements going back to Haydn and Vivaldi. Nowadays, when authenticity is the watchword, it’s good to revisit these warm and vibrant versions and recall what’s so often missing from the period-performance crowd: a melodious, vocal cantilena. If you haven’t yet heard these pieces, or need to fill a gap in your collection, this is definitely the set to own even if the sonics (from 1972) have dated a bit.

— David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
These delightful performances, originally on Philips, have withstood the test of time. The music, of course, is charming: early Rossini written for no other purpose than to please. Each of these pieces has three movements. No. 6 concludes with a “Tempesta”, one in a long line of such movements going back to Haydn and Vivaldi. Nowadays, when authenticity is the watchword, it’s good to revisit these warm and vibrant versions and recall what’s so often missing from the period-performance crowd: a melodious, vocal cantilena. If you haven’t yet heard these pieces, or need to fill a gap in your collection, this is definitely the set to own even if the sonics (from 1972) have dated a bit.

— David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata a quattro no 1 in G major by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 
2.
Sonata a quattro no 2 in A major by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 
3.
Sonata a quattro no 3 in C major by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 
4.
Sonata a quattro no 4 in B flat major by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 
5.
Sonata a quattro no 5 in E flat major by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 
6.
Sonata a quattro no 6 in D major by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 

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