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Rossini: Maometto Secondo / Scimone, Ramey, Et Al


Release Date: 06/15/2004 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 475509   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Margarita ZimmermannJune AndersonErnesto PalacioSamuel Ramey,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian SingersPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This first recording of Maometto Secondo, a rarely heard but magnificent Rossini opera, is given a world-class performance by Claudio Scimone and a cast including outstanding Rossinians June Anderson and Samuel Ramey.

"... the performance is exemplary in its fidelity to the letter of the score and the style of the composer ... Scimone directs with an acute ear for Rossini's imaginative use of orchestral sonority, a fine sense of the pacing of the choruses, and a proper feel for the scale and steady reach of the drama ... the recording is excellent" Gramophone (June 1985)
This first recording of Maometto Secondo, a rarely heard but magnificent Rossini opera, is given a world-class performance by Claudio Scimone and a cast including outstanding Rossinians June Anderson and Samuel Ramey.

"... the performance is exemplary in its fidelity to the letter of the score and the style of the composer ... Scimone directs with an acute ear for Rossini's imaginative use of orchestral sonority, a fine sense of the pacing of the choruses, and a proper feel for the scale and steady reach of the drama ... the recording is excellent" Gramophone (June 1985)
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Works on This Recording

1. Maometto secondo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Margarita Zimmermann (Mezzo Soprano), June Anderson (Soprano), Ernesto Palacio (Tenor),
Samuel Ramey (Bass), Laurence Dale (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Italy 
Length: 185 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Maometto II / Act 1: No. 1 Introduzione: "Al tuo cenno, Erisso" (Coro, Erisso, Condulmiero, Calbo)
Maometto II / Act 1: "Risponda a te primiero" (Coro, Condulmiero, Calbo, Erisso)
Maometto II / Act 1: "Si, giuriam!" (Calbo, Condulmiero, Erisso, Coro)
Maometto II / Act 1: No. 2 Cavatina: "Ah! che invan su questo ciglio" (Anna)
Maometto II / Act 1: Scena: "Pietoso ciel" (Anna, Erisso, Calbo)
Maometto II / Act 1: No. 3 Scena e Terzettone. Scena: "No tacer non deggio" (Anna, Erisso)
Maometto II / Act 1: (3a) Terzetto: "Ohimè, qual fulmine" (Anna, Erisso, Calbo)
Maometto II / Act 1: "Dal cor l'iniquo affetto" (Erisso, Anna)
Maometto II / Act 1: Scena: "Misere!... or dove, ahimè!" (Coro, Anna)
Maometto II / Act 1: (3b) Preghiera: "Giusto Cielo, in tal periglio" (Anna, Coro) - Scena: "Ahi, padre!" (Anna, Erisso)
Maometto II / Act 1: (3c) Terzetto: "Figlia, mi lascia" (Erisso, Anna, Coro)
Maometto II / Act 1: "Mira, signor, quel pianto" (Calbo, Anna, Erisso, Coro)
Maometto II / Act 1: No. 4 Coro e Cavatina. (4a) Coro: "Dal ferro, dal foco" (Soldati musulmani)
Maometto II / Act 1: (4b) Cavatina: "Sorgete, sorgete" (Maometto)
Maometto II / Act 1: "Del mondo al vincitor" (Soldati musulmani, Maometto)
Maometto II / Act 1: No. 5 Scena, Coro, Terzetto e Finale I. Scena: "Compiuta ancor del tutto" - (5a) Coro: "Signor, di" (Guerrieri) - Scena: "Appressatevi" (Maometto, Erisso)
Maometto II / Act 1: (5b) Terzetto: "Giusto Ciel, che strazio è questo!" (Erisso, Calbo, Maometto)
Maometto II / Act 1: (5c) Finale I: "Guardie, olà, costor si traggano" (Maometto, Anna, Erisso, Calbo, Selimo, Coro)
Maometto II / Act 1: "Rendimi il padre, o barbaro" (Anna, Maometto, Calbo, Erisso)
Maometto II / Act 1: "Ah! perchè fra le spade nemiche" (Anna, Calbo, Erisso, Maometto, Selimo, Coro)
Maometto II / Act 2: No. 6 Coro: "E follia sul fior degli anni" (Donzelle musulmane)
Maometto II / Act 2: No. 7 Scena e Duetto. Scena: "Tacete. - Ahimè!" (Maometto, Anna)
Maometto II / Act 2: Duetto: "Anna tu piangi?" (Maometto, Anna)
Maometto II / Act 2: "Gli estremi sensi ascolta" (Anna, Maometto)
Maometto II / Act 2: No. 8 Scena, Aria e Coro. Scena: "Ma qual tumulto ascolto?" (Maometto, Anna)
Maometto II / Act 2: Coro: "Ah che più tardi ancor?" (Duci musulmani) - (8a) Aria: All'invito generoso" (Maometto) - (8b) Coro: "Dell'araba tromb" (Soldati musulmani)

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 Very good, but July 12, 2012 By michael collins (boynton beach, FL) See All My Reviews "I prefer the french version, which I have on Nuova Era label. The singing isn't as excellent as the the other, but it seems more like Rossini would have wanted." Report Abuse
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