Rossini - Soirees Musicales (Songs & Duets) | Hyperion CDA67647

Rossini - Soirees Musicales (Songs & Duets)

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA67647

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd June 2008

Contents

About

Rossini, having composed no fewer than forty operas between the ages of nineteen and thirty-seven, wrote none in the next forty years. However, these years were not barren of music. Rossini’s Soirées Musicales and Péchés de vieillesse or ‘Sins of old age’ were the musical fruits of salon evenings held weekly in his Parisian home.

Elegant, witty, charming and often delicately ironic, these songs for various voices are the perfect exemplar of ‘salon music’, and of the unmistakable late style of a composer who had already become a legend in his lifetime.

They are recorded here by three of the greatest singers of today: Stella Doufexis, who has appeared regularly in the Hyperion Schubert and Schumann songs editions; the wonderful Swedish soprano Miah Persson; and the American tenor and Rossini specialist Bruce Ford, all accompanied with characteristic brilliance and style by Roger Vignoles.

Track Listing:
1-11 Soirées musicales
No 1 La promessa (Miah Persson)
No 2 Il rimprovero (Stella Doufexis)
No 3 La partenza (Bruce Ford)
No 4 L’orgia (Bruce Ford)
No 5 L’invito (Stella Doufexis)
No 6 La pastorella dell’Alpi (Miah Persson)
No 7 La gita in gondola (Bruce Ford)
No 8 La danza (Bruce Ford)
No 9 La regata veneziana (Miah Persson, Stella Doufexis)
No 10 La pesca (Miah Persson, Stella Doufexis)
No 11 La serenata (Miah Persson, Bruce Ford)

12 L’esule (Bruce Ford)
13 Mi lagnerò tacendo (Stella Doufexis)
14 La chanson du bébé (Miah Persson)
15 L’orpheline du Tyrol Ballade élégie (Stella Doufexis)
16 Adieux à la vie! Élégie sur une seule note (Miah Persson)
17 Les amants de Séville Tirana pour deux voix (Stella Doufexis, Bruce Ford)
18-20 La regata veneziana Tre canzonette (Stella Doufexis)

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