Composer of the Week: Rossini

The Freshness of the Morning of Life

Episode 1 The Freshness of the Morning of Life

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Summary

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
Music