GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): Highlights from the opera Semiramide (arr. Mauro Giuliani [1781-1829]).
Catalogue Number: 08L045
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: One of the longest series of pieces in the solo guitar repertoire (116 minutes in this performance), this arrangement of the overture and 15 numbers (including terzets, quartets, choruses and one act finale) is a credit to the mania for the guitar in Biedermeier Vienna where Giuliani lived. Performed on an 1812 Guadagnini guitar with the notes providing a synopsis of each operatic scene in the transcription. 2 CDs. Izhar Elias (guitar).