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Rossini / Besozzi, Pederzini, Stabile, Pasero

Nino Besozzi As Rossini
Release Date: 02/15/2005 
Label:  Bel Canto Society   Catalog #: 656  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mariano StabileTancredi PaseroGianna PederziniGabriella Gatti
Conductor:  Vittorio Gui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rossini - featuring arias from Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Otello, Mosè in Egitto, Zelmira and Guillaume Tell. Featuring the singing of Pederzini, Pasero, G. Gatti, Stabile, De Muro Lomanto, P. Pauli and De Taranto. Orchestra conducted by Vittorio Gui. (1943). 95m. Italian, with English subtitles. B&W. PCM audio. DVD (all regions)

"Rossini has something of the flavour of Marcel Carné’s masterpiece, Les Enfants du Paradis, in that it portrays its era and particularly its country in human, highly coloured tints. Like its French counterpart, it uses a host of character actors to portray, winningly, Rossini’s colleagues and contemporaries, and has crowd scenes that are vivid
Read more and finely directed. Both Nino Besozzi as Rossini (a good likeness) and Paola Barbara as Colbran give performances that ring true. However, it’s disappointing to find that famous singers listed on the case make only brief appearances. Even so it’s a pleasure to see Stabile as Figaro, Pasero as Basilio and Pederzini as Rosina. Gatti is heard, all too briefly, as Desdemona. The film shows Rossini triumphing in Naples, Rome, Vienna (where he meets a romanticized Beethoven) and Paris from Elisabetta to Tell. I thoroughly enjoyed this offering and wished it had gone on longer."
- Alan Blyth, GRAMOPHONE

"I had never before heard of Rossini, made in Italy in 1943, and really impressive dramatically. The scene in which Rossini goes to see Beethoven in Vienna is indebted to German expressionist films, and both eerie and moving. I can't imagine anyone doing something so imaginative today. A roster of important singers take part in the operatic sequences—tremendous."
-Michael Tanner, CLASSIC CD
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Works on This Recording

1.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Aria(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mariano Stabile (Baritone), Tancredi Pasero (Bass), Gianna Pederzini (Mezzo Soprano),
Gabriella Gatti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vittorio Gui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
2.
Otello: Excerpt(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mariano Stabile (Baritone), Tancredi Pasero (Bass), Gianna Pederzini (Mezzo Soprano),
Gabriella Gatti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vittorio Gui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
3.
Mosè in Egitto: Excerpt(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mariano Stabile (Baritone), Tancredi Pasero (Bass), Gianna Pederzini (Mezzo Soprano),
Gabriella Gatti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vittorio Gui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Italy 
4.
Guillaume Tell: Excerpt(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mariano Stabile (Baritone), Tancredi Pasero (Bass), Gianna Pederzini (Mezzo Soprano),
Gabriella Gatti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vittorio Gui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 

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