Rossini - Petite Messe solennelle

The Europadisc Review

Rossini - Petite Messe solennelle

Gustavo Gimeno, Eleonora Buratto (soprano), Sara Mingardo (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Tarver ...

£10.95

It’s always a pleasure to hear Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle, whether in its original compact scoring for 12 singers, two pianos and harmonium or, as heard on this new Pentatone recording and most frequently on disc, in its expanded orchestral version, prepared by Rossini himself. Originally composed for performance in a private chapel, it is an old man’s glance back to a lost world, but with characteristic flashes of real genius and surprisingly forward-looking detail. Debate continues to rage over which version is preferable, but for thos... read more

It’s always a pleasure to hear Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle, whether in its original compact scoring for 12 singers, two pianos and harmonium or, as heard on this new Pentatone recording and most... read more

  • Alpha
  • BBC Music Magazine Awards 2019
  • NMC
  • Arthaus

Gramophone Recording of the Month

Played on Record Review