Italian Operatic Overtures, Vol. 2 "The Early 19th Century"

Release Date: 10/28/2016
Label: Dynamic
Catalog Number: DYN-CDS7766
Number of Discs: 1

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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Dynamic presents the second volume of a series of three releases dedicated to Overtures and Symphonies spanning three centuries of Italian opera. The first volume was dedicated to the eighteenth century, while this second features the early nineteenth century. The great popularity of Italian Opera in European courts and theatres transformed this music genre, which had first appeared at the beginning of the seventeenth century as a court entertainment, into a product of wide international circulation, universally loved. In the wake of its success, other European nations developed a local operatic tradition but Italian opera kept a predominant role in Europe throughout the entire 19th century. That being the case, it was natural for foreign composers to want to study in Italy where they sometimes remained indefinitely, becoming, for all intents and purposes, composers of Italian opera. Two such composers were Mayr and Arrieta, who join in this program, their most important Italian colleagues of that period: Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini.
Works on This Recording
1. Medea in Corinto, Act I: Overture by Simon Mayr
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia
Period: Classical
Written: 1813 ; Italy
2. Demetrio e Polibio: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Graz Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1806-08 ; Italy
3. L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813 ; Italy
4. Il turco in Italia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1814 ; Italy
5. Semiramide: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Alberto Zedda
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Italy
6. Norma: Overture by Vincenzo Bellini
Conductor: Paolo Arrivabeni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana
Period: Romantic
Written: 1931 ; Italy
7. I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Overture by Vincenzo Bellini
Conductor: Luciano Acocella
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Italy
8. Ugo, conte di Parigi: Sinfonia by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Italy
9. Anna Bolena: Overture by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor: Tiziano Severini
Period: Romantic
10. La conquista di Granata: Prelude by Emilio Arrieta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Spain
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