Rossini - Opera Overtures in Transcriptions for Wind Band | Ricercar RIC133

Rossini - Opera Overtures in Transcriptions for Wind Band

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Label: Ricercar

Cat No: RIC133

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 19th January 2018

Contents

Works

Rossini, Gioacchino

Guillaume Tell
» Overture
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture (arr. for wind ensemble)
L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture (arr. for wind ensemble)
Le rendez-vous de chasse
Matilde di Shabran
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture
Tancredi
» Overture

Artists

Ricercar Academy

Conductor

Marcel Ponseele

Works

Rossini, Gioacchino

Guillaume Tell
» Overture
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture (arr. for wind ensemble)
L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture (arr. for wind ensemble)
Le rendez-vous de chasse
Matilde di Shabran
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture
Tancredi
» Overture

Artists

Ricercar Academy

Conductor

Marcel Ponseele

About

Rossini, at the moment when he decided to retire and to compose no more operas, Guillaume Tell being his last, was immensely popular with his audiences. This was clearly due to his operas, although some measure of it was certainly earned by their overtures to these operas, for they had rapidly entered the symphonic repertoire. Even today, the greatest conductors and orchestras cannot resist the pleasure of performing this music, in which a unique sense of humour is combined with a taste for virtuosity for its own sake. Opera overtures by many composers were performed in concerts at the end of the 18th century, although Rossiniís overtures also benefited from being transcribed for wind ensemble; these transcriptions were made by William Legrand and Wenzl Sedlak during Rossiniís lifetime.

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