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Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle - Andrew Foster-Williams (bass); Andrew Tortise (tenor); Carolyn Sampson (soprano); Gary Cooper (piano); Hilary Summers (alto);...
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  1. Petite messe solennelle, for soloists, chorus, 2 pianos & harmonium

Rossini orchestrated his Petite messe solennelle of 1864 in order, he wrote, to stop "Mr. Sax and his saxophones" and "Mr. Berlioz with other giants from the modern orchestra" from stepping in. Nevertheless, he is said to have preferred the work's original version, for eight choral singers, four soloists, two pianos, and a harmonium. Various versions for the original forces have lately appeared. Each has its advantages, and the main one of this version by British conductor Robert King and his King's Consort is its attempt ...

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Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle 2006, Hyperion

UPC: 034571175706