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Episode 5

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 11 February 2011

Paisiello's final years took place against a backdrop of political turmoil. Around the turn of the century, his home town of Naples was twice invaded by the French. Paisiello opted to remain behind and work for the new republican state. When the King of Naples was restored to the throne the second time, he turned his back on Paisiello, leaving him in a state of poverty and disgrace for the remaining months of his life. Donald introduces music from Paisiello's final years, including the overture to 'Proserpina', dedicated to his friend and supporter, Napoleon Bonaparte, an excerpt from his penultimate stage work 'Il passaggio de Monte San Bernardo' composed to honour Napoleon's brother Joseph, and part of the Mass for the Dead dedicated to members of the Neapolitan royal family.

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Giovanni Paisiello

    Giovanni Paisiello 'Chi vuol la zingarella' (from 'Zingari in fiera')

    Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (soprano)

    Decca 436267-2

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    Giovanni Paisiello Proserpina – Overture

    Performer: Collegium Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Performer: Gennaro Cappabianca

    Naxos 8.557031

  • Image for Giovanni Paisiello

    Giovanni Paisiello Missa Defunctorum: from Offertorium to end

    Performer: Daniela Dessi (soprano) Performer: Carmen Gonzales (alto) Performer: Paolo Barbacini (tenor) Performer: Giorgio Tadeo (bass) Performer: Cambridge University Chamber Choir Performer: Orchestra of the Festival of Martina Franca Conductor: Albert Zedda

    Fonit Centre CDC92

  • Image for Giovanni Paisiello

    Giovanni Paisiello Passagio de Monte San Bernado: 'Del mio gentil Sebeto'

    Performer: Keith Lewis (Apollo) Performer: Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: David Parry

    Opera Rara Orch101

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    Giovanni Paisiello Il barbiere di siviglia

    Performer: Act IV: T9 Recit – from Rosina: ‘e si abbandona al pianto’ Performer: to end. Performer: Kristina Laki (Rosina) Performer: Dénes Gulyás (Count Almaviva) Performer: István Gáti (Figaro) Performer: Sándor Sólyom-Nagy (Don Basilio) Performer: József Gregor (Bartolo) Performer: Hungarian State Orchestra Conductor: Ádám Fischer

    ASV CDDCA873

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