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Rossini: Complete Overtures, Vol. 3: La Cenerentola - L'Italiana in Algeri - Tancredi

Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda

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Maometto II (1822 Venice version)
Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia; Christian Benda
L'Italiana in Algeri
Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia; Christian Benda
La Cenerentola
Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia; Christian Benda
Grand'overtura (obbligata a contrabbasso)
Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia; Christian Benda
Matilde di Shabran, ossia Bellezza, e cuor di ferro
Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia; Christian Benda
La cambiale di matrimonio
Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia; Christian Benda
Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia; Christian Benda
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    55:42
"... an appealing mix of familiar and unfamiliar works, all of which are well worth getting to know. As in previous issues in this series, the performances are very good ... don’t hesitate for a moment before getting this release."
- ClassicsToday.com

"... there’s nothing here that isn’t charming, gorgeously played, and wonderfully recorded. Balances are very natural, and articulation is crisp and clean. I can’t think of a better way to spend an hour musically, and nothing here is anything less than excellent. Enjoy!"

This album is volume three in a series of the complete Rossini symphonic overtures from conductor Christian Benda and the Prague Sinfonia. This installment, released in 2013, continues the pattern of placing rarities such as the lively student work Grand’overtura "obbligata a contrabasso", and Matilde of Shabran, set in medieval Spain, alongside perennial hits such as The Italian Girl in Algiers and La Cenerentola (Cinderella), said to have been written in just three weeks.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at Kulturní dům Barikádníků, Prague, Czech Republic, on 5th and 6th September, 2011 (tracks 2-3), and at Produkční dům Vzlet, Prague, on May 30th and 31st, 2012 (tracks 1, 4-7)
Producer: Kateřina Chobotová
Engineer: Michael Rast
Booklet notes: Keith Anderson Sponsored by Etoile d’Azur – Help with Art, the Václav Havel Library and Produkční dům Vzlet
Cover image by Uguniga (Dreamstime

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