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Rossini: Overtures / Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 12/17/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 415363   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Orpheus players project their obvious relish of the music's finesse and wit with a consistent crispness of ensemble that is little short of miraculous.

[A]lthough I have some reservations about performances without a conductor, I have returned to it with increasing pleasure. The consistent crispness of ensemble is little short of miraculous, for the players allow themselves considerable flexibility of tempo and phrasing, while individual solos (the oboe, for instance, in La scala di seta, the horn in La cambiale di matrimonio) have an attractive degree of freedom. Sometimes the basic rhythmic pulse seems a wee bit calculated (as in the relaxed allegro of Il Signor Bruschino), but there is a sparkling lightness of
Read more touch from the strings in Il turco in Italia. Phrasing is often agreeably gracious, as at the opening cantilena of II barbiere di Siviglia, and (notably) in the delightfully managed L'inganno felice. This, like the very engaging La scala di seta, gains much from the chamber-size group, yet when the percussion is added in Il barbiere de Siviglia, the scale is retained without loss of vividness... [T]he Orpheus players project their obvious relish of the music's finesse and wit. With such excellent recording and a nicely recessed, believable balance, this affords much enjoyment throughout.

-- Gramophone [10/1985] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
2.
La cambiale di matrimonio: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1810; Italy 
3.
L'inganno felice: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811-1812; Italy 
4.
L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
5.
La scala di seta: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
6.
Il Signor Bruschino: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
7.
Tancredi: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
8.
Il turco in Italia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Italy 

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