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Rossini, William Tell Overture & Act II

March 17th, 2011 by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I really enjoyed listening to Rossini’s William Tell, particularly the overture. It seems to follow rather strictly the overture form that we studied in class, with the slow introductory section with the cello solo and some accompaniment by winds and other strings. The first theme is introduced in this slow section, also played by the [...]

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Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Act II

by Valerie Chiang on Valerie Chiang: An Oberlin Blog · No Comments · Romantic Music History

Guillaume Tell, Rossini’s last opera, is probably most famous for its overture, part of which was featured on the popular radio and TV show The Lone Ranger. I know that I can’t help but think of a cowboy galloping away in the wild west when I hear the words “William” and “Tell” uttered in the [...]

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Rossini: La Cenerentola

by C. Shota Horikawa on Christopher Horikawa's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

More of typical Rossini’s adorableness! Not only does the music adorable, the sounds of the words that accompany the music flow in such a silly and comedic way that it makes it hard not to giggle while listening to this music. Even in the introduction, the mood that the chromatic 16th notes create at the [...]

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Rossini La Cenerentola

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’s “La Cenerentola”

by Halle Davis on Halle Davis's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I thought it was quite interesting to discover that overtures were Rossini’s least favorite genre as they tend to be what he is most popular for. Out of the sections of the first act of the opera that I listened to, it is definitely what stood out the most to me, but perhaps that’s just [...]

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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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Rossini’s La Cenerentola

by Elaine Daiber on Elaine Daiber's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I must admit, I was extremely excited to read that our listening for this blog was Rossini’s La Cenerentola because Cinderella was my favorite fairy tale as a kid and I used to make my Dad read the story to me about 5 times a day…but anyways, in the opera I not only love the [...]

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Rossini’s La Cenerentola

by Valerie Chiang on Valerie Chiang: An Oberlin Blog · No Comments · Romantic Music History

La Cenerentola is basically the Italian operatic version of the fairy-tale Cinderella. A few characters were replaced by libretto writer Jacopo Ferretti: the evil step-mother becomes the evil step-father Don Magnifico, and instead of a plump fairy godmother, we have Alidoro, a philosopher who is also Price Charming’s tutor.
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Rossini

February 16th, 2011 by Brian Mcevoy on Brian Mcevoy's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Prior to taking this course, I had a misconception that Italian was the dominant language in Opera, which I suppose that’s partly true, however when I found out this opera was originally in French I was surprised. After learning more about Rossini however, and learning that he spent a lot of time in Paris, It [...]

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