Soprano voice solo/5 mezzo-soprano voice solos/4 tenor voice solos/4 baritone voice solos/mixed choir/female choir/men's choir/orchestra (Soprano Voice Solo, 5Mezzo Voice Solo, 4Tenor Voice Solo, 4Bass Voice Solo, Mixed choir, female choir, MCh, Fl-Picc, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon, 4Hn, 2 Trp, 3trombone, timpani, percussion, 2 Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)
Opera in 2 acts. Composed by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Edited by Damien Colas. This edition: Edition of selected works, Urtext edition. Linen. Gioachino Rossini-Works. Volumes 5a+b. Score. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10508-01. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10508-01).
Item Number: BA.BA10508-01
ISBN 9790006552160. 33 x 26 cm inches. Language: French, Text Language: French. Preface: Gossett, Philip / Brauner, Patricia B. / Colas, Damien. Text: Scribe, Eugene.
Through 1829 Rossini was an extraordinarily prolific composer of operas, comic, serious, and semiserious, in Italian and French, as well as of a great deal of vocal and instrumental music.
He composed sacred music, vocal treatises, cantatas. Then, for many different reasons, he wrote very little music for more than twentyfive years, if we except some songs and the 'Stabat Mater'. Only after he left Italy definitively for Paris in 1855 did he find his voice again.
Between 1857 and 1868 a fresh group of masterpieces issued from his pen, the so-called 'Peches de vieillesse'(Sins of Old Age), including chamber music, songs, and the 'Petite Messe Solennelle'.
Philip Gossett, General Editor of Works of Gioachino Rossini, is the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago and a professor"di chiara fama"at the University of Rome"La Sapienza". He is also general editor of The Works of Giuseppe Verdi.
Barenreiter in cooperation with the Center for Italian Opera Studies at The University of Chicago will publish ten volumes in the series Works of Gioachino Rossini, in critical editions, during the period 2007-2011. These are all volumes that were not issued in the"Edizione critica delle opere di Gioachino Rossini".
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