Composer of the Week: Rossini

The Freshness of the Morning of Life

Episode 1 The Freshness of the Morning of Life



Donald Macleod focuses on the early operas of Rossini, the most successful composer of the early 19th century, who gave the public what they wanted and made a fortune. William Tell, Overture (finale). Daniel Perez Castaneda and Orchestra. Cambiale di Matrimonio, Overture. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham. Rossini: L'Inganno Felice ('Tacita notte amica...') Annick Massis (soprano: Isabella). Le Concert des Tuileries, conductor Marc Minkowski. Rossini: La Mort di Didone. Mariella Devia (soprano: Didone), Filarmonica della Scala, conductor Riccardo Chailly. Rossini: La Pietra del Paragone ('Chi รจ colei che s'avvicina'). Dariusz Machej (bass: Macrobio), Czech Chamber Chorus, conductor Alessandro de Marchi.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Martin Williams