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Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Part Two

Tuesday 26 June 2007 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 26 June 2007 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 12 August 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

When Rossini moved to Naples, the then capital of the operatic world, he met the prima donna who was to become Mrs Rossini, Isabella Colbran. He also met Beethoven in Vienna, who advised him to stick to comedy. Happily for posterity, this was advice he ignored. The programme includes excerpts from his tragic masterpiece Ermione, which Rossini liked to call his 'little William Tell'.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Ermione, Sinfonia
Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Claudio Scimone(cond)
Erato 2292-45790-2
T1

Ermione, Act I scene 6
Chris Merritt (Oreste), Cecilia Gasdia (Ermione), Ernesto Palacio (Pirro), Elisabetta Tandura (Cleone & Cefisa), Margarita Zimmermann (Andromaca), William Matteuzzi (Pilade), Mario Bolognesi (Attalo), Simone Alaimo (Fenicio) / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Claudio Scimone (cond)
Erato 2292-45790-2
T1-3

Ermione, Act II scenes 2 and 3
Cecilia Gasdia (Ermione), Simone Alaimo (Fenicio) Elisabetta Tandura (Cleone)? / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Claudio Scimone (cond)
Erato 2292-45790-2
T8-14

Ermione, Act II scenes 5 & 6
Chris Merritt (Oreste), Cecilia Gasdia (Ermione), William Matteuzzi (Pilade) / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Claudio Scimone (cond)
Erato 2292-45790-2
T 17-20




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