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Rossini: Overtures / Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia


Release Date: 03/23/2004 
Label:  Emi Great Artists Of The Century Catalog #: 62804   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These performances of Rossini overtures are delightful--and very different from what we often hear today. Giulini's natural warmth makes the music sound very humane, with characterfully phrased solo lines and less of the hair-trigger discipline that some listeners might prefer. Certainly there's excitement aplenty in William Tell's gallop, or in the strutting marches of La gazza ladra, and the Rossini crescendos benefit from the conductor's care with dynamics and from his very sensitive handling of the percussion section. Taken as a whole, Giulini makes much of the competition sound just a bit cold and mechanical by comparison, and the only weak link is that typically honky Philharmonia principal oboe, a timbre thankfully long-since Read more banished from most English orchestras. Excellently remastered sound suits the performances in offering clarity without ever becoming too analytical. Terrific!

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. La scala di seta: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
2. Tancredi: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
3. Il Signor Bruschino: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
4. L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
5. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
6. La Cenerentola: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1817 
7. La gazza ladra: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
8. Semiramide: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
9. Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 

Featured Sound Samples

La scala di seta: Overture
La gazza ladra: Overture

Sound Samples

La scala di seta (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
Il Signor Bruschino (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
Tancredi : Overture (2004 Digital Remaster)
L'Italiana in Algeri (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
La Cenerentola (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
La Gazza ladra (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
Semiramide (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
Guillaume Tell (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture

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