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Rossini: Famous Overtures / Marriner, Academy Of St. Martin


Release Date: 03/25/2003 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186106   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection is a Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD. The Stereo Hybrid SACD program can be played on any standard compact disc player. The DSD Surround and Stereo programs require an SACD player for playback.

Marriner and the ASMF released four LPs of Rossini Overtures ; this was the first and, unfortunately, the only one recorded in surround sound. These are spirited and beautifully paced performances, with breathtaking wind solos and phenomenally precise string playing. This SA-CD happens to be the best of the PentaTones sonically – the listener is positioned close to the orchestra, and there's excellent front-to-back layering of the musicians. There is also a subtle hint of the room behind you that contributes to
Read more you-are-there sort of audio experience. If sound is a priority and you want to sample a single PentaTone, this is one to get.

---Andrew Quint, Fanfare (May/June 2003)
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Works on This Recording

1. 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 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2. L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3. La cambiale di matrimonio: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1810; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4. La scala di seta: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5. Tancredi: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6. Il Signor Bruschino: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
7. Il turco in Italia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8. L'inganno felice: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811-1812; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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