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Essential Rossini - 23 Of His Greatest Masterpieces


Release Date: 04/09/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 472213   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Dmitri HvorostovskyDame Joan SutherlandMatthew BestFrancisco Araiza,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo ChaillyIon MarinPiero GambaFrancesco Molinari-Pradelli,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraNational Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2. Guillaume Tell: Pas de six by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3. Guillaume Tell: Sois immobile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
Conductor:  Ion Marin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Semiramide: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5. Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Matthew Best (Bass), Francisco Araiza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Il barbiere di Siviglia: La calunnia è un venticello by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Naples Rossini Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. La scala di seta: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
12. Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. La gazza ladra: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14. La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. La Cenerentola: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1817 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
16. La Cenerentola: Nacqui all' affano...Non più mesta by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Stabat mater: Inflammatus et accensus by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
18. Stabat mater: Cujus animam by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
19. Il Signor Bruschino: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
20. Sonata a quattro no 5 in E flat major: 1st movement, Allegro vivace by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 
21. L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
22. L'italiana in Algeri: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23. L'assedio di Corinto: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 55 Secs. 

Sound Samples

William Tell - Edition by: Fondazione Rossini, in coop. with G. Ricordi & Cie/ Ed. by M.E.C. Bartlet/Reconstr. of the Italian: P. Cattelan: Overture
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: Passo a sei
William Tell - Italian version after Schiller - Act 3: "Resta immobile"
Semiramide: Overture
Semiramide / Act 1: Bel raggio lusinghier
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture (Sinfonia)
Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: Cavatina: "Ecco, ridente in cielo"
Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: "Largo al factotum"
Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: Una voce poco fa
Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: No.6 Aria: "La calunnia è un venticello"
La scala di seta: Overture
Soirées Musicales: La Danza
La gazza ladra - Ed. Alberto Zedda (1928-): Overture
La donna del lago / Act 2: "Tanti affetti in tal momento"
La Cenerentola: Overture (Sinfonia)
La Cenerentola / Act 2: "Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto" - "Non più mesta"
Stabat Mater: 8. Inflammatus et accensus
Stabat Mater: 2. Cujus animam gementem
Il Signor Bruschino: Overture
String Sonata No.5: 1. Allegro Vivace
L'italiana in Algeri: Overture
L'italiana in Algeri / Act 1: "Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!"
Le siège de Corinthe: Overture

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 Rossini at his best! February 28, 2013 By B. Richard (Nampa, ID) See All My Reviews "The word essential, is right on the money! This is Rossini at his melodious best. Almost three hours of non-stop pleasure. You will be wanting more!" Report Abuse
 Rossini Overtures February 27, 2013 By Lance T. (Plantation, FL) See All My Reviews "I love Rossini! This selection had several overtures that I had never heard combined with his four star hits (William Tell, Barber, Mapie). They were all magnificent." Report Abuse
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