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Rossini: Complete overtures, Vol. 1 - Benda

Rossini: Complete overtures, Vol. 1 - Benda

Naxos  NBD0028

Stereo/Multichannel

Classical - Orchestral


Rossini: La gazza ladra; Semiramide; Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra (Il barbiere di Siviglia); Otello; Le siège de Corinthe; Sinfonia in D ‘al Conventello’; Ermione; Guillaume Tell; Eduardo e Cristina; L’inganno felice; La scala di seta; Demetrio e Polibio; Il Signor Bruschino; Sinfonia di Bologna; Sigismondo

Prague Philharmonic Choir
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
Christian Benda


Rossini wrote some of music’s most masterful and lovable operas. His gift for comic and tragic forms was matched by a relish for characterisation, qualities that are always evident in his overtures. La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) is perhaps the most famous, one of the world’s most popular concert openers. Guillaume Tell, with its overture in four movements, includes a scene for five solo cellos. La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder) opens with an overture of charm and élan, and Le siège de Corinthe is dramatic and colourful. All of Rossini’s overtures display sparkling themes, rich lyricism and theatrical excitement.

Audio recorded and edited in high definition 96/24 PCM stereo. Presented in 96/24 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 PCM.

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