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Rossini La Cenerentola

March 7th, 2011 by Samantha Chestney on Samantha Chestney's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Rossini overtures, notably The Barber of Seville and the focus of this blog La Cenerentola, are very distinctive. They all resemble in their form of slow introduction, themes, the “Rossini crescendo,” cadences, return of themes, and final cadences. But I believe Rossini has a very delightful, happy, delicate, feeling associated with his instrumental works [...]

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Rossini’s La Cenerentola – Act I

by Ellen Hurley on Ellen Hurley's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I really enjoyed this opera, La Cenerentola, by Rossini. It sounded very traditional in melodic/harmonic structure, form, and style. In fact to me it sounded a bit Classical…so maybe it was in the earlier part of the Romantic Era. Probably one reason I enjoyed this opera was because I could easily follow the [...]

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Rossini’s Cenerentola

by Ha-Eun Ryu on Ha-Eun Ryu's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Cenerentola was remarkably easy to listen to. I thought the voicing was interesting, especially how Angelina was only a contralto/mezzo-soprano while her sisters were a soprano and mezzo-soprano. Perhaps it is the knowledge of the story and how popular the story is that makes it so easy to understand.
The overture is playful and easy to [...]

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Rossini, La Cenerentola

by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Rossini (1782-1868)
Rossini’s La Cenerentola Overture is a fun and energetic piece of music. There are some elements of Germanic influence in this opera, Beethoven’s mid works have a particularly noticeable influence.
The overture begins with heavy definition of rhythm- the figures are repeated in different voices and embellished until a light charismatic and happy melody [...]

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La Cenerentola

by Gigi on Regina Brady's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The recording I listened to of La Cenerentola had been recorded by the SWR Radio Orchestra Kaiserslautern. It was under the direction of Alberto Zedda, with notable soloists, DiDonato, Pratico and Zapata. Though the entire first act is filled with arias and recitatives of a beautiful range of emotion, I will write only of the [...]

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Rossini – La Cenerentola

by Miles Labat on Miles Labat's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I really enjoyed this piece. Now, I’ve only listened to the “Overture” and the “Nacqui All’affanno”, but from listening to these parts it seems like La Cenerentola has many engaging qualities. One that stood out to me, especially during the “overture”, was this serious undertone beneath the obvious, comical one. For example, the first 2 [...]

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