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Rossini: Complete Works For Piano Vol 5 / Paolo Giacometti


Release Date: 07/13/2004 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 20504   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Volume 5 in Paolo Giacometti's ongoing complete Rossini piano music cycle begins with the final six of the 24 "Quelques riens pour album" (Volume 4 offered numbers 1 through 18). Don't take Rossini's self-deprecating title seriously; this music abounds in harmonic sophistication, sly wit, and melodic charm, as do the eight selections from Album de Chaumièr that follow. And for all their lightness of mood, these pieces are not for lightweight pianists! "Un Rien sur le Mode enharmonique", for example, contains enough technical busywork to keep even the smuggest Liszt player humble. Rossini also demands a huge dynamic range, and by virtue of SACD surround-sound playback, Giacometti's 1837 Erard seems to acquire a larger, roomier sonority than Read more conveyed by conventional two-channel CD reproduction. In flashier pieces such as the etude-like "Gymnastique d'écartement", we might wish for brasher fingerwork and a firmer basic pulse, but Giacometti's excellent timing in regard to humorous pauses and transitions (particularly adroit in the respective "Major"- and "Minor"-mode variation sets) shouldn't go unnoticed. All told, this is another excellent release in a valuable series. [10/15/2004]

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Péchés de vieillesse, Vol 12: no 15, Petite Galette Allemande - Allegro brillante by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
4.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 12 "Quelques riens pour album": no 24, Un rien sur le mode enharmonique by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
5.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 7 "Album de chaumière": no 1, Gymnastique d'écartement by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
6.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 7 "Album de chaumière": no 2, Prélude fugassé by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
7.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 7 "Album de chaumière": no 3, Petite polka chinoise by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
8.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 7 "Album de chaumière": no 4, Petite valse de boudoir by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
9.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 7 "Album de chaumière": no 5, Prélude inoffensif by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
10.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 7 "Album de chaumière": no 6, L'huile de Ricin by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
11.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 7 "Album de chaumière": no 7, Un profond sommeil by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
12.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 7 "Album de chaumière" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
13.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 12 "Quelques riens pour album" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 

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