Rossini: Petite messe solennelle

COMPOSERS: Rossini
LABELS: Decca
WORKS: Petite messe solennelle
PERFORMER: Daniella Dessi (soprano), Gloria Scalchi (mezzo-soprano), Giuseppe Sabbatini (tenor), Michele Pertusi (bass)Chorus & Orchestra of Teatro Comunale, Bologna/Riccardo Chailly
CATALOGUE NO: 444 134-2 DDD (2 discs for the price of one)
On occasions the orchestral sound seems rather dead in this recording (albeit rarely), and yet the voices are consistently well-endowed with vigour and enthusiasm for Rossini’s inimitable late Mass. Chailly’s engaging account is suffused with a warmth and integrity which reflects the work’s congenial disposition. Christopher Dingle

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