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ROSSINI, G.: Otello (Spyres, Pratt, Guagliardo, Cluj Transilvania Philharmonic Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

Composer(s)Rossini, Gioachino
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.660275-76
Label / Series Naxos / Opera Classics
Quality   320kbps
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First staged in Naples in 1816, seventy years before Verdi’s very different treatment of the same subject, Rossini’s Otello, based on Berio di Salsa’s play rather than that of Shakespeare, makes full use of no fewer than three lead tenors. In the 19th century the third act won particular praise for the Gondolier’s Song (Nessun maggior dolore) and for the Willow Song (Assisa a’ pie d’un salice), which features some of the composer’s most passionate writing for soprano (Desdemona). The opera concludes with the dramatic and ironic revelation of Jago’s villainy, the forgiveness offered to Otello and his final suicide. Verdi himself considered Rossini’s Otello a masterpiece.

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ROSSINI, G.: Otello (Spyres, Pratt, Guagliardo, Cluj Transilvania Philharmonic Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani) 2:28:27   
  Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia          
      Act I: Sinfonia 7:45       
      Act I: Viva Otello (Choir) 4:43       
      Act I: Recitative: Vincemmo, o prodi (Otello, Doge, Jago, Rodrigo) 2:35       
      Act I: Cavatina: Ah si, per voi gia sento (Otello, Jago, Choir) 6:50       
      Act I: Recitative: Rodrigo! … (Elmiro, Rodrigo, Jago) 3:00       
      Act I: Duet: No, non temer, serena (Jago, Rodrigo) 5:37       
      Act I: Scene and Duettino: Inutile e quel pianto (Emilia, Desdemona) 6:19       
      Act I: Duet: Vorrei, che il tuo pensiero (Desdemona, Emilia) 4:05       
      Act I: Recitative: Ma che miro! (Desdemona, Jago, Rodrigo, Elmiro, Emilia) 5:06       
      Act I: Chorus and Finale I: Santo Imen! te guida Amore (Chorus, Desdemona, Elmiro, Rodrigo, Emilia) 5:14       
      Act I: Scene: Nel cor d'un padre amante (Elmiro, Rodrigo, Desdemona) 4:42       
      Act I: Trio: Ti parli l'amore (Rodrigo, Elmiro, Desdemona, Otello, Lucio, Choir) 5:04       
      Act I: Che brami? (Elmiro, Otello, Desdemona, Rodrigo, Emilia, Lucio, Choir) 5:06       
      Act I: Finale: Parti, crudel (Rodrigo, Otello, Desdemona, Elmiro, Emilia, Lucio, Choir) 2:49       
  Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia          
      Act II: Recitative: Lasciami (Desdemona, Rodrigo) 1:39       
      Act II: Aria: Che ascolto? (Rodrigo) 6:53       
      Act II: Recitative: M'abbandono! … (Desdemona, Emilia) 2:14       
      Act II: Scene and Duet: Che feci! … (Otello, Jago) 5:15       
      Act II: Duet: Non m'inganno: al mio rivale (Otello, Jago) 6:21       
      Act II: Recitative: E a tanto giunger puote (Otello, Rodrigo) 0:53       
      Act II: Terzetto: Ah! vieni, nel tuo sangue vendichero le offese (Rodrigo, Otello, Desdemona) 4:41       
      Act II: Che fiero punto e questo (Rodrigo, Otello, Desdemona) 7:02       
      Act II: Recitative: Desdemona! Che veggo! (Emilia, Desdemona) 1:57       
      Act II: Finale: Che smania! ahime! (Desdemona, Maidens, Confidants, Elmiro) 8:23       
      Act III: Scene, Air, Duet and Finale III: Ah!… Dagli affanni oppressa (Desdemona, Emilia) 3:56       
      Act III: Danzone del gondiero: Nessun maggior dolore (Gondoliere, Desdemona, Emilia) 4:53       
      Act III: Canzone del Salice: Assisa a pie d'un salice (Desdemona) 5:21       
      Act III: M'ascolta … (Desdemona, Emilia) 5:27       
      Act III: Scene: Eccomi giunto inosservato, e solo (Otello, Desdemona) 6:12       
      Act III: Duet: Non arrestare il colpo … (Desdemona, Otello) 8:25       
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