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Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle, Etc / Pavarotti, Et Al

Release Date: 08/26/1997 
Label:  London/Decca Double Decker Catalog #: 455023   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Pilar LorengarYvonne MintonHans SotinLuciano Pavarotti,   ... 
Conductor:  István KertészRomano Gandolfi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony ChorusMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Stabat mater by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), Hans Sotin (Bass),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 54 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Petite Messe solennelle by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Leone Magiera (Piano), Vittoria Rosetta (Harmonium), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mezzo Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Romano Gandolfi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1970 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 91 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 JUST SUPERB September 15, 2017 By Antonio Silva (Vale de Lobos, Sintra) See All My Reviews "The Petite Messe Solenelle doesn't tell me a lot, but this Stabat Mater it is astonishing! Just Superb!" Report Abuse
 The magnificent Rossini March 31, 2012 By Dr. Stephen  Schoeman (Westfield, NJ) See All My Reviews "Rossini should be in the pantheon of the greatest classical composers. But sadly he is not with the general public and even with so many people who enjoy and appreciate classical music! Listen to Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater. Think. Is this the same composer who wrote such comedic masterpieces as The Barber of Seville and The Italian in Algiers! And the William Tell Overture known to most as the theme song for the 1950's famous television series The Lone Ranger? Here is a composer of such extraordinary versatility not even the great Verdi could not match! Rossini was called "the Italian Mozart" and for very good reason. Like Mozart, he turned out an immense flow of the most gorgeous melodies and arias. As if effortlessly. How extraordinary that Rossini like Verdi was not heavily school in music and yet look at what they both composed! What is it that with all the musical education afforded aspiring composers today at the famous and not so famous music schools we still do not "produce" new Rossinis and new Verdis? How can a Glass or an Adams compare to the extraordinary music of Rossini? Or of Verdi? Or of Mozart? Or of Haydn. Or of Tchaikovsky? Why is it that the Metropolitan Opera and most other major opera companies, let alone the less major ones, do not venture boldly and courageously into that gold mine of lesser known works by Rossini as well as by even Mozart and Verdi among others? The steady flow of La Boheme, of course a masterpiece, and of Carmen and La Traviata, also masterpieces among others, retards consideration of works which are of comparable excellence but are unknown or less known. To have a true appreciation of classical music, of opera, one must venture forth beyond what is known and hear what is not so well known or not known at all. And this applies too to the famous and not so famous conductors who spend their time and energy on the now famous works such as Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. Did they or the lesser known or unknown composers compose the less known or not known works in vain? Are we simply to dismiss everything we do not know? Arkiv.org provides the extraordinary opportunity in such beautifully organized manner to explore the vast output of musical creation and to hear what in olden times only kings and queens and other wealthy patrons of music had the opportunity to hear! Bon appetite!" Report Abuse
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