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Rossini: Opera Overtures in Transcriptions for Wind Band / Ponseele, Ricercar Academy


Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 133  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Academy
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rossini, at the moment when he decided to retire and to compose no more operas, Guillaume Tell being his last, was immensely popular with his audiences. This was clearly due to his operas, although some measure of it was certainly earned by their overtures to these operas, for they had rapidly entered the symphonic repertoire. Even today, the greatest conductors and orchestras cannot resist the pleasure of performing this music, in which a unique sense of humor is combined with a taste for virtuosity for its own sake. Opera overtures by many composers were performed in concerts at the end of the 18th century, although Rossini's overtures also benefited from being transcribed for wind ensemble; these transcriptions were made by William Read more Legrand and Wenzl Sedlak during Rossini’s lifetime. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Academy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
2.
Tancredi: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Academy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
3.
Matilde di Shabran (or Bellezza e cuor di ferro): Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Academy
Written: 1821 
4.
Rendez-vous de chasse, for 4 hunting horns & orchestra in D major, QR ix/45 by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Academy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828 
5.
Semiramide: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Academy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
6.
L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Academy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
7.
Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Academy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 

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