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ROSSINI, G.: Overtures (Complete), Vol. 2 (Prague Sinfonia, Benda)

Composer(s):Rossini, Gioachino
Artist(s) Benda, Christian, Conductor • Prague Sinfonia
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.570934
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 7.99
 

 
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USD 6.99
 

 


Rossini’s ceaseless wit and invention are best exemplified in his series of operas. His colourful orchestration and command of both comic and tragic elements can be savoured in this second of four volumes of the complete symphonic overtures. Guillaume Tell, with its overture in four movements, includes a scene for five solo cellos. La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder), one of his most popular pieces, opens with an overture of charm and élan. Volume 1 (8.570933) was described by MusicWeb International as “an admirable start to what looks like being a very desirable series”.


   




Review By John Sheppard,MusicWeb International,August 2013

I was very impressed by the first volume of this intended set of four discs. This made me a little apprehensive as to whether the standard would be kept up. There was however no need for this, as here is another excellent disc to join not only the previous Rossini disc but two discs of Schubert’s complete Overtures from the same performers.

Guillaume Tell…is performed with panache and colour, with the woodwind solos in the ranz des vaches played with great character.

more....


Review By John Sheppard,MusicWeb International,August 2013

I was very impressed by the first volume of this intended set of four discs. This made me a little apprehensive as to whether the standard would be kept up. There was however no need for this, as here is another excellent disc to join not only the previous Rossini disc but two discs of Schubert’s complete Overtures from the same performers.

Guillaume Tell…is performed with panache and colour, with the woodwind solos in the ranz des vaches played with great character.

more....


Review By John Sheppard,MusicWeb International,August 2013

I was very impressed by the first volume of this intended set of four discs. This made me a little apprehensive as to whether the standard would be kept up. There was however no need for this, as here is another excellent disc to join not only the previous Rossini disc but two discs of Schubert’s complete Overtures from the same performers.

Guillaume Tell…is performed with panache and colour, with the woodwind solos in the ranz des vaches played with great character.

more....


Review By John Sheppard,MusicWeb International,August 2013

I was very impressed by the first volume of this intended set of four discs. This made me a little apprehensive as to whether the standard would be kept up. There was however no need for this, as here is another excellent disc to join not only the previous Rossini disc but two discs of Schubert’s complete Overtures from the same performers.

Guillaume Tell…is performed with panache and colour, with the woodwind solos in the ranz des vaches played with great character.

more....


Review By John Sheppard,MusicWeb International,August 2013

I was very impressed by the first volume of this intended set of four discs. This made me a little apprehensive as to whether the standard would be kept up. There was however no need for this, as here is another excellent disc to join not only the previous Rossini disc but two discs of Schubert’s complete Overtures from the same performers.

Guillaume Tell…is performed with panache and colour, with the woodwind solos in the ranz des vaches played with great character.

more....


Review By David Hurwitz,ClassicsToday.com,June 2013

The two popular overtures, La scala di seta and Il Signor Bruschino, the latter with its tapping violin bows, are especially delightful here at Christian Benda’s quick tempos. The woodwind players, so critical to these pieces, are particularly fine—not a surprise from a Czech ensemble. The oboe soloist at the start of La scala di seta is amazing, and the strings have the necessary ensemble precision and rhythmic bounce to make the performances completely convincing. Fine sound too. Strongly recommended. © ClassicsToday.com Read complete review



Review By David Hurwitz,ClassicsToday.com,June 2013

The two popular overtures, La scala di seta and Il Signor Bruschino, the latter with its tapping violin bows, are especially delightful here at Christian Benda’s quick tempos. The woodwind players, so critical to these pieces, are particularly fine—not a surprise from a Czech ensemble. The oboe soloist at the start of La scala di seta is amazing, and the strings have the necessary ensemble precision and rhythmic bounce to make the performances completely convincing. Fine sound too. Strongly recommended. © ClassicsToday.com Read complete review



Review By David Hurwitz,ClassicsToday.com,June 2013

The two popular overtures, La scala di seta and Il Signor Bruschino, the latter with its tapping violin bows, are especially delightful here at Christian Benda’s quick tempos. The woodwind players, so critical to these pieces, are particularly fine—not a surprise from a Czech ensemble. The oboe soloist at the start of La scala di seta is amazing, and the strings have the necessary ensemble precision and rhythmic bounce to make the performances completely convincing. Fine sound too. Strongly recommended. © ClassicsToday.com Read complete review



Review By David Hurwitz,ClassicsToday.com,June 2013

The two popular overtures, La scala di seta and Il Signor Bruschino, the latter with its tapping violin bows, are especially delightful here at Christian Benda’s quick tempos. The woodwind players, so critical to these pieces, are particularly fine—not a surprise from a Czech ensemble. The oboe soloist at the start of La scala di seta is amazing, and the strings have the necessary ensemble precision and rhythmic bounce to make the performances completely convincing. Fine sound too. Strongly recommended. © ClassicsToday.com Read complete review



Review By David Hurwitz,ClassicsToday.com,June 2013

The two popular overtures, La scala di seta and Il Signor Bruschino, the latter with its tapping violin bows, are especially delightful here at Christian Benda’s quick tempos. The woodwind players, so critical to these pieces, are particularly fine—not a surprise from a Czech ensemble. The oboe soloist at the start of La scala di seta is amazing, and the strings have the necessary ensemble precision and rhythmic bounce to make the performances completely convincing. Fine sound too. Strongly recommended. © ClassicsToday.com Read complete review








 

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