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GIOVANNI BOTTESINI: ERO & LEANDRO
WORLD PREMIERE – FIRST PERFORMANCE IN MODERN TIMES
Véronique Mercier, Ero; Gian Luca Pasolini, Leandro; Roberto Scandiuzzi, Ariofarne; Aldo Salvagno, conductor; Arrigo Boito, libretto; Orchestra Filarmonica del Piemonte; Chorus Claudio Monteverdi, Bruno Gini, conductor; Laura Borello, Gregorio Zurla, directors.
Audio Format: LPCM 2.0 | Region Code: 0 – All regions | Format: NTSC, 16:9 | Running Time: 102 minutes Booklet: English, French, Italian, German | Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish Location: Teatro San Domenico, Crema | Recorded: October 2009
Bottesini is remembered mainly as a double-bass
virtuoso and as a conductor, but he was also a composer of some success; apart from several works for the double-bass he also wrote seven operas. The best known, Ero e Leandro, was premiered at the Turin Regio in 1879 to great success. The score, stylistically comparable to the late Verdi, certainly reveals unusual attention to orchestration and uses a richly chromatic language, not without influences of the Wagnerian style that was then catching on in Italy too.
Works on This Recording
Ero e Leandro by Giovanni Bottesini
Gianluca Pasolini (Tenor),
Veronique Mercier (Soprano),
Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass)
Piemonte Philharmonic Orchestra
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