Composer of the Week is a Music programme.
Composer of the Week
It's difficult to imagine now that for an entire century, until halfway through the last one, Gioachino Rossini's operas virtually disappeared from the world's stages. In his own time, he was hugely popular and prolific. Donald Macleod tells the story of Rossini's first compositions for the stage, works that Rossini's biographer Stendhal believed 'breathed with the freshness of the morning of life'. William Tell Overture (finale). Daniel Perez Castaneda and Orchestra. Cambiale di matrimonio (Overture). Royal Philharmonic/Thomas Beecham. Tacita notte amica... (L'inganno felice). Annick Massis, soprano (Isabella). Le Concert des Tuileries/Marc Minkowski. La morte di Didone. Mariella Devia, soprano (Didone). Filarmonica della Scala/Riccardo Chailly. Chi e colei che s'avvicina (La pietra del paragone). Dariusz Machej, bass (Macrobio). Czech Chamber Chorus and soloists/Alessandro de Marchi. episode 1.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
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