Rossini: Guillaume Tell Overture (William Tell)

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Rossini: Overtures & Andante e tema con variazioni

Rossini: Overtures & Andante e tema con variazioni


Rossini:

La scala di seta Overture

Il Signor Bruschino Overture

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

La Cenerentola Overture

Semiramide Overture

Le Siège de Corinthe Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

Andante, e Tema con Variazioni per quattro strumenti a fiato

Carlo Tamponi (flute), Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet), Francesco Bossone (bassoon) & Alessio Allegrini (horn)


Antonio Pappano, the world’s greatest active opera conductor, together with Italy’s premier symphony orchestra, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, bring us this astounding collection of the very best of Rossini’s opera overtures, recorded in concert and the studio at their home venue, the Sala Santa Cecilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.

“Since I started conducting the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia I have never ceased to be amazed by the 'direct line' it seems to have to Rossini's music. The articulation, humour, drama and verve they display gives me such joy that I am thrilled that this album has become a reality after our other more 'serious' Rossini outings for CD. A special thank you to our wind soloists for showing us another side of Rossini's glittering instrumental genius.” Antonio Pappano

“The Orchestra dell’Accademia at their most concentrated, every eye fixed on the conductor, every muscle tensed.” Financial Times, 31st October 2014

“The one rarity here is the overture to Le siège de Corinthe...Pappano's performance is vivid but a good deal more humane [than Toscanini's].” Gramophone Magazine, November 2014

“There is a lot of fun to be had on this disc and often more than that...Under Pappano, the Santa Cecilians have already shown how well they can play Rossini’s music and they repeatedly show that again on this disc. There is a beautiful lightness to the strings in La Scala di Seta, as they scamper all over both the introduction and the main theme.” MusicWeb International, 4th December 2014

“Pappano pays special tribute to the witty wind soloists Rossini favours so lavishly in the famous intros to The Silken Ladder, The Barber of Seville and La Cenerentola.” Sunday Times, 16th November 2014

“The famous crescendos that are a firm fingerprint of these overtures bristle with anticipation of a radiant climax, which duly arrives, but there is also finesse and musical discretion aplenty in the way Pappano shapes the lines and animates the textures. A lovely disc.” The Telegraph, 27th October 2014 ****

Warner Classics - 2564624344

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Romantic Overtures - Vol. 2

Romantic Overtures - Vol. 2


Beethoven:

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Black, S:

Overture To A Costume Comedy

Mancinelli:

Cleopatra

Martucci:

Notturno, Op. 70 No. 1

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Ponchielli:

Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

Rossini:

Guillaume Tell Overture

1955 recording

Le Siège de Corinthe Overture

Tancredi Overture

Il Signor Bruschino Overture

La Cenerentola Overture

La gazza ladra Overture

La scala di seta Overture

arr. Perry

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

Semiramide Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

1960 recording

Verdi:

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3

I vespri siciliani Overture


During the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Decca recorded a number of albums with some of its key conductors of Overtures. Many of these were singled out by the press for their terrific sound quality (the fabled ‘Decca Sound’) and for their often adventurous programming. Some of them also included entr’actes and intermezzi. Prized as collectors’ items, many of the original LPs exchange hands at high prices. And most of these reissues, in Decca Eloquence’s ‘Romantic Overtures’ series appear in CD, in part or whole, for the first time.

Romantic Overtures – Volume 2 showcases the artistry of Piero Gamba, who conducted showpieces for Decca and partnered, among others, Ruggiero Ricci as well as Julius Katchen in his magnificent cycle of the Beethoven Concertos. This 2CD set includes his very first recording for Decca, of Rossini Overtures (1955). Five years later recorded another LP of Rossini Overtures, the only common item being William Tell (the stereo recording is truly thrilling, the record as a whole one of Decca’s best kept secrets!). Both recordings are included here (and both recordings of William Tell). The Egmont Overture was originally coupled with Katchen’s recording of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto; and also included is all of the LP entitled ‘Adventures in Sound’ which included overtures and intermezzi by Verdi, Mascagni, Mancinelli, Martucci and Ponchielli. A real rarity is Stanley Black’s Overture to a Costume Comedy, recorded at the 1957 ‘Adventures in Sound’ sessions, but only included on a 45rpm EP in mono. This is its first release on CD and in stereo.

“Performances throughout are good … well recorded” Gramophone Magazine (Adventures in Sound)

“The LSO supports Gamba brilliantly … a natural sound, clear and with a well-defined bass” Gramophone Magazine (Rossini: 1955)

“La gazza ladra: the battery guaranteed to batter one through the back of one’s chair … The allegros are very fast indeed [and] one is open-mouthed to find that the LSO wind players still manage to phrase with their natural artistry and the violins at the opening of the allegro in Semiramide have all their repeated notes exactly together … Gamba’s Rossini crescendos are all superbly controlled, and with the vivid stereo recording I cannot imagine anyone failing to find this disc very exciting.” Gramophone Magazine (Rossini: 1960)

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Kenneth Alwyn conducts Grieg & Rossini

Kenneth Alwyn conducts Grieg & Rossini


Grieg:

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Rossini:

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

New Symphony Orchestra of London

Guillaume Tell Overture

New Symphony Orchestra of London

La scala di seta Overture

New Symphony Orchestra of London

Semiramide Overture

New Symphony Orchestra of London


Kenneth Alwyn was a principal conductor of the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden where he shared the rostrum with such luminaries working with the company at that time as Malcolm Sargent, Ernest Ansermet, Arthur Bliss, William Walton, Hans Werner Henze and Benjamin Britten the latter nominated him as conductor of the original production of The Prince of the Pagodas. In 1958 he was invited by John Culshaw – at short notice – to make Decca’s first stereo recording to launch their new SXL series. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, which, issued that same year (alongside other popular Tchaikovsky orchestral works) went on to become a bestseller. The next year he was invited back to the studio to make two further records from which his Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (with one of the most beautifully-shaped accounts of ‘Morning mood’ to be committed to disc) as well as a selection of Rossini Overtures now appear on CD for the first time. The release was instigated by Alwyn himself and he provides the colourful notes for this release.

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Mendelssohn, Delibes, Rossini & Chopin: Orchestral Works

Mendelssohn, Delibes, Rossini & Chopin: Orchestral Works


Chopin:

Les Sylphides (arr.Douglas)

Delibes:

La Source

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) & Marion Lowe (soprano)

Female Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & London Symphony Orchestra

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

London Symphony Orchestra

Rossini:

Guillaume Tell Overture

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

La Cenerentola Overture

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Semiramide Overture

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

La gazza ladra Overture

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra


Peter Maag (1919-2001) was born in Switzerland to a musical family. After studies in theology and philosophy, and an early career as a pianist, he was encouraged to conduct. In that field, his mentors included Ernest Ansermet and, above all, Wilhelm Furtwängler. His success as a conductor grew throughout the late 1940s and 50s, and as early as 1950 he made his first recordings for Decca. The composer back then was Mozart, and Maag would be associated with Mozart’s music in the recording studios, concert halls and opera houses his entire life. His Decca Mozart recordings were collectors’ items and they have all now appeared on Decca Eloquence.

This 2CD set offers popular 19th-century Romantic fare, with a fairy twist. Nymphs, sylphs and fairies make up the subjects of the Mendelssohn, Chopin and Delibes ballet and incidental music. The swaggering Rossini Overtures recording dates from 1958, and most of the recordings on this collection date from early in the stereo era. They were regarded as sonic showpieces when they were first released, and used copies of the original LPs command high prices from collectors even today. The Chopin and Rossini recordings receive their first international CD release, while the

Delibes is a first ever release on CD.

“An exceptionally good quality of recording illuminates the Decca record, with a rich and entirely natural orchestral sound free from any audible artificialities at all. As the London Symphony Orchestia is also on top of its form, Mendelssohn emerges in the most favourable of lights.” Gramophone Magazine (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

“Maag gives Fingal's Cave the full "poetical" treatment … The LSO plays superbly throughout, in the very highest class of orchestral playing” Gramophone Magazine (Hebrides Overture)

“the performances throughout will be found to be polished, stylish and full of character” Gramophone Magazine (Delibes, Chopin)

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Rossini: Overtures

Rossini: Overtures


Mozart:

Don Giovanni, K527: Overture

Rossini:

Guillaume Tell Overture

La scala di seta Overture

Il Signor Bruschino Overture

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

La gazza ladra Overture

La Cenerentola Overture


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The Best of Rossini

The Best of Rossini


Rossini:

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

La Cenerentola Overture

Sonata a quattro No. 1 in G major

La scala di seta Overture

La gazza ladra Overture


Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)

Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Plodiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Rouslan Raychev

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The Very Best of The Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band

The Very Best of The Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band


Alford:

Colonel Bogey March

Arnold:

The Padstow Lifeboat - March, Op. 94

Barry, J:

James Bond – Melody

Bernstein, E:

The Great Escape – March

Coates, E:

By the Sleepy Lagoon

Dam Busters March

Delibes:

Sous le dôme épais (from Lakmé)

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World' - Largo

Elgar:

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Parry:

Jerusalem

Rodrigo:

En Aranjuez con tu amor

(from the film 'Brassed Off')

Rossini:

Guillaume Tell Overture

(from the film 'Brassed Off')

Sullivan, A:

The Lost Chord

trad.:

Londonderry Air

Williams, John:

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


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Rossini & Suppe - Overtures

Rossini & Suppe - Overtures


Rossini:

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

La gazza ladra Overture

Semiramide Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

Suppe:

Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien Overture

Leichte Kavallerie Overture

Dichter und Bauer Overture


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Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation

Popular Overtures


Beethoven:

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Bernstein:

Candide - Overture

Bizet:

Carmen: Prelude to Act I

Carmen: Entr'acte to Act IV (Aragonaise)

Dvorak:

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne

Mozart:

Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Rossini:

Guillaume Tell Overture

La scala di seta Overture

La gazza ladra Overture

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus Overture

Suppe:

Dichter und Bauer Overture

Verdi:

La forza del destino Overture

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3

I vespri siciliani Overture

Weber:

Oberon Overture

Der Freischütz Overture


A thrilling collection of Overtures and Preludes (with some popular orchestral pieces thrown in for good measure) from Zubin Mehta. As a showman of the best variety, his recordings remains one of the Decca catalogue's richest legacies, and more than half of this collection is being released on CD for the first time.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4769907

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Rossini Overtures

Rossini Overtures


Rossini:

La gazza ladra Overture

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

La Cenerentola Overture

Semiramide Overture

La scala di seta Overture

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Il Signor Bruschino Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture


Zagreb Festival Orchestra, Michael Halasz

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