Rossini

Rossini - Armida (Claudio Scimone) [2012/1991]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 28, 2016
Rossini - Armida (Claudio Scimone) [2012/1991]

Rossini - Armida (Claudio Scimone) [2012/1991]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 94222 | TT: 76.10+76.45 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 624 Mb

After its successful premiere, Rossini’s opera “Armida” was quickly forgotten, only to be triumphantly revived by Maria Callas in 1952, and ever since it is considered a masterpiece. This performance with primarily Italian forces, has all the wit, charm, beauty and sparkle that any Rossini opera can wish for. Some big names here: Cecilia Gasdia, Chris Merritt,William Matteuzzi and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Great addition to the Brilliant Classics Opera Collection. Armida is today considered one of Rossini’s greatest operas, but following its premier in Naples in 1817 it quickly faded from the standard operatic repertoire. Its plot of knightly duties, love and supernatural worlds (foreshadowing Weber in places) inspired the composer to write some of his most original and inimitable music, with unusual combinations of instruments and some beautiful extended solos for cello and violin.The love music is undeniably heartfelt and sincere; Rossini’s inspiration may have been assisted by his romantic involvement with the soprano Isabella Colbran, a major star of the time and the first to perform the title role.

Rossini - Tancredi (Roberto Abbado) [2012/1995]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 26, 2016
Rossini - Tancredi (Roberto Abbado) [2012/1995]

Rossini - Tancredi (Roberto Abbado) [2012/1995]
Classical | Sony 88697985992 | TT: 73.52+67.20+67.33 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 763 Mb

The splendidly florid music, and amazing opportunities for bel canto vocalism make up for it. This recording, using the critical edition, is outstanding on the vocal front. The stunning Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova has a rich, full tone and clean, accurate runs. She is well partnered by Eva Mei, whose bright but effective soprano carries a good characterization of a dramatically rather thankless role. Tenor Ramon Vargas nails his coloratura and possesses a ringing tone. They are well supported by the secondary principals, Muenchen Rundfunkorchester and the men of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, all superbly conducted by Roberto Abbado. As an added bonus, the listener can choose between the original happy ending and the dramatically more viable tragic conclusion with which Rossini later revised the opera. –Sarah Bryan Miller

Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 20, 2016
Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016) [TR24][OF]

Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 75:13 min | 1.40 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

Curiously, Rossini has composed two roles for a castrato: to Alceo in the cantata Il vero omaggio, and that of Arsaces in Aureliano in Palmira, both for Giambattista Velluti, the last castrato internationally renowned opera . Against the Argentine tenor Franco Fagioli has deliberately given up these roles to this album Rossini, preferring to focus on transvestites roles that address sexual ambiguity from another angle. In operas "serious" by Rossini, rarely given today, there are many male characters whose roles were written for singers.
Armonia Atenea and Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

Armonia Atenea and Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:15:20 | 173 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Curiously, Rossini has composed two roles for a castrato: to Alceo in the cantata Il vero omaggio, and that of Arsaces in Aureliano in Palmira, both for Giambattista Velluti, the last castrato internationally renowned opera . Against the Argentine tenor Franco Fagioli has deliberately given up these roles to this album Rossini, preferring to focus on transvestites roles that address sexual ambiguity from another angle. In operas "serious" by Rossini, rarely given today, there are many male characters whose roles were written for singers. Already, in the Baroque era, the role of the "primo uomo" could be entrusted to a woman if we did not have the proper castrato.
Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Rossini: Il Turco In Italia (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:50 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Callas's two comic roles were both in operas by Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il turco in Italia. She first played the capricious and flirtatious Fiorilla - a married Neapolitan woman who takes up with a visiting Turk - in Rome in 1950. Five years later, at La Scala, she appeared in a production by Franco Zeffirelli, also, famously, the director of her Covent Garden Tosca and Paris Norma. Gramophone wrote: 'Callas acts vividly, chiding, boasting, melting, and when in typical Rossinian style she is given a 'key' figure, each repetition of it carries, so one thinks, a slightly different meaning. I found myself teased by memories of these little phrases for hours afterwards'.

Rossini (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Jan. 31, 2015
Rossini (repost)

Rossini (Master Musicians Series) by Richard Osborne
English | Sep 27, 2007 | ISBN: 0195181298 | 432 Pages | PDF | 22 MB

Gioachino Rossini was one of the most influential, as well as one of the most industrious and emotionally complex of the great nineteenth-century composers. Between 1810 and 1829, he wrote 39 operas, a body of work, comic and serious, which transformed Italian opera and radically altered the course of opera in France. His retirement from operatic composition in 1829, at the age of 37, was widely assumed to be the act of a talented but lazy man.

Rossini (1942)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Dec. 11, 2014
Rossini (1942)

Rossini (1942)
Italian | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1800 Kbps | 704x514 | 25.000 fps | 1.31 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:33:58 minutes | Subtitle: English (hardcoded)
Genre: Biography | Musical

The famous composer's life and his career. His love story with Isabella Colbran, the soprano who was to become his wife and the singer in all his operas up to the unfortunate day she lost her voice.

(Fr5) Sur les pas de Rossini (2014)  Video

Posted by Morocco at May 24, 2014
(Fr5) Sur les pas de Rossini (2014)

(Fr5) Sur les pas de Rossini (2014)
TNT-Rip by Clo2 | French | 1h08min | 720 x 576 | 25.000 fps | MP4 | AVC High@L3.1 @ 750 Kbps | AAC @ 112 Kbps | 423 MB
Genre : Documentaire

C’est une personnalité aux 1 000 facettes…Gioachino Rossini ! Un épicurien mais surtout un compositeur prolifique ! A 24 ans, il compose « Le Barbier de Séville » en moins de 2 semaines ! Un travailleur infatigable, il écrit une quarantaine d’opéras, mais il renonce à la musique à 37 ans ! Grâce à un documentaire nous allons revenir sur les pas de l’énigmatique Rossini.

Rossini: La Cenerentola (2005)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 15, 2014
Rossini: La Cenerentola (2005)

Rossini: La Cenerentola (2005)
BDRip | MKV | AVC 1280х720, 5.6 Mbps | 2h 36mn | 8.65 GB
English: DTS, 6 ch, 1510 kbps / АС3, 6 ch, 640 kbps
Subtitles: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
Genre: Musical | Opera

Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Peter Hall are reunited for a fresh and vibrant but timelessly elegant production of Rossini's much-loved setting of the Cinderella story, with a fine cast led by Ruxandra Donose in the title role. Filmed with high definition cameras and recorded in multi-track sound, mixed to sparkling stereo and 5.1 surround sound.

Rossini - Robert Bruce (Paolo Arrivabeni) [2003]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 12, 2014
Rossini - Robert Bruce (Paolo Arrivabeni) [2003]

Rossini - Robert Bruce (Paolo Arrivabeni) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 608.21 MB
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Catalog Number: CDS 421/1-2

After the success with critics and audiences of Ivanhoé (CDS 397/1-2), here is a new collaboration between Dynamic and the Valle d’Itria Festival to the publication of another Rossinian pastiche: Robert Bruce, first staged at the Paris Opera in 1846. The most interesting aspect of Robert Bruce was that Rossini, having left his retreat, decided to borrow material especially from La Donna del Lago, a contradictory work to which, thanks to the additions from other scores, he seemed to give a new equilibrium and a second chance. But it would be incorrect to say that Robert Bruce is an adaptation of that opera: in it we find passages from Zelmira, Mosé, Torvaldo e Dorlinska, Maometto II and Armida, skilfully put together by the composer Louis Niedermeyer.