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Composer of the Week: Rossini

Episode 1 The Freshness of the Morning of Life

Episode 1 The Freshness of the Morning of Life

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Summary

Donald Macleod explores the operas of the prolific 19th-century Italian composer Rossini (1792-1868), beginning with the Italian's first compositions for the stage - works that his biographer Stendhal believed `breathed with the freshness of the morning of life'. Rossini: Overture: William Tell (finale). Daniel Perez Castaneda and Orchestra. Overture: Cambiale di Matrimonio. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham. Tacita notte amica... (L'inganno felice). Annick Massis (soprano: Isabella), Le Concert des Tuileries, conductor Marc Minkowski. La Mort di Didone. Mariella Devia (soprano: Didone), Filarmonica della Scala, conductor Riccardo Chailly. Chi รจ colei che s'avvicina (La Pietra del Paragone). Dariusz Machej (bass: Macrobio), Czech Chamber Chorus, conductor Alessandro de Marchi.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Martin Williams

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