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Rossini: Peches De Vieillesse, Album De Chateau / Alessandro Marangoni


Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572608  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alessandro Marangoni
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During his last decade, Rossini wrote a series of 13 volumes he called Sins of Old Age, of which volume 8 is subtitled Album de château. It contains 12 pieces, each richly characterised. Many are fuelled by an operatic sense of vitality, and we also find dances, fugal writing, and a nightmarish dream episode of great intensity. The five pieces from volume 9 offer equal pleasures—a Christmas Carol, self-quotations from his operas, and a skittish black note joke, all served up with his inimitable gift for melody and enjoyment. ‘Marangoni has a beautiful legato touch, and a keen sense of phrasing.’ (American Record Guide, on Vol. 1: 8.570590–91) During his last decade, Rossini wrote a series of 13 volumes he called Sins of Old Age, of which volume 8 is subtitled Album de château. It contains 12 pieces, each richly characterised. Many are fuelled by an operatic sense of vitality, and we also find dances, fugal writing, and a nightmarish dream episode of great intensity. The five pieces from volume 9 offer equal pleasures—a Christmas Carol, self-quotations from his operas, and a skittish black note joke, all served up with his inimitable gift for melody and enjoyment. ‘Marangoni has a beautiful legato touch, and a keen sense of phrasing.’ (American Record Guide, on Vol. 1: 8.570590–91) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 8 "Album de château" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alessandro Marangoni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
2.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 7, Marche et reminiscences by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alessandro Marangoni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Italy 
3.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 6, Echantillon du chant de Noël à l'italienne by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alessandro Marangoni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
4.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 12, Petite fanfare à quatre mains in E flat major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alessandro Marangoni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1868; Italy 
5.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 9: no 9, Prélude Italien by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alessandro Marangoni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
6.
Péchés de vieillesse, Vol 9: no 11, Echantillon de blague mélodique sur les noires de la main droite by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alessandro Marangoni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Milan, Italy 

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