Rossini - Complete Piano Music Volume 1

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Rossini - Complete Piano Music Volume 1



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31st March 2008




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Rossini - Complete Piano Music Volume 1


Péchés de vieillesse: Vol. 7, Album de chaumière (complete)

Péchés de vieillesse: Vol. 9, Album pour piano, violon, violoncelle, harmonium et cor (excerpts)

Mélodie candied; La savoie aimante; Chansonette; Impromptu tarantellisé

Alessandro Marangoni (piano)

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When Rossini drew a line under his own hugely successful operatic career at the age of 37, he spent his final years in Paris where he wrote numerous short piano pieces arranged in 14 volumes, which he jokingly called Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age): experimental trifles which blur the boundaries between the irreverent and the serious.

Volume VII, ‘Album de chaumière’ (The Cottage Album) includes gems such as the delightful Petite polka chinoise, the intimate and touching Petite valse de boudoir and the decidedly reassuring Prélude inoffensif.

The recording is rounded off with four solo piano pieces from Volume IX of the Péchés, whose titles, like those of the other works on this disc, are playfully deceptive.

Gioachino Rossini: Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 7: Album de chaumiere

No. 1. Gymnastique d'ecartement

No. 2. Prelude fugasse

No. 3. Petite polka chinoise

No. 4. Petite valse de boudoir

No. 5. Prelude inoffensif

No. 6. Petite valse, "L'huile de Ricin"

No. 7. Un profond sommeil

No. 7. Un reveil en sursaut

No. 8. Plein chant chinois

No. 9. Un cauchemar

No. 10. Valse boiteuse

No. 11. Une pensee a Florence

No. 12. Marche

Gioachino Rossini: Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 9: Album pour piano, violon, violoncelle, harmonium et cor

No. 1. Melodie candide

No. 3. La savoie aimante

No. 2. Chansonette

No. 5. Impromptu tarantellise

American Record Guide

“Marangoni is not yet 30 years old, but seems to have a very good feel for Rossini. He has a beautiful legato touch and a keen sense of phrasing-both qualities absolutely essential for this music. I'll look forward to future installments.”

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