Rossini: Quelques riens pour album: complete works for piano, vol. 4

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4 Andante Cantabile Op.II: Andante Cantabile Op.II 6:52 $2.49 Buy
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Quelques riens pour album, An album of trifles, is the enigmatic title which Rossini gave to this colorful collection of 24 short pieces, the first 18 of which you can hear on this recording. The title is characteristic for his personality, euphemistic and full of self-mockery. Here once again is the older Rossini, who spent his final years in Paris, producing an abundance of small-scale, highly personal character pieces which he jokingly called Pchs de Vieillesse, or Sins of Old Age. The album already occupies a special place within this considerable body of works, not least because it contains 24 pieces, a number which evokes Chopin's 24 preludes, which Rossini surely knew, not to mention Bach's Wohltemperierte Klavier. Rossini, moreover, was also a great admirer of Bach's music, as witnessed among other things by his support for the then recently initiated publication of Bach's complete works by the Leipzig Bachgesellschaft.....

...Rossini referred to these as sins of his old age." Paolo Giacometti brings out their winking wit and youthfull playfulness..." -Wet Paint