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The Vienna of Rossini and Schubert

Maison symphonique January 14, 2020

Schubert composed his brilliant Symphony no. 3 at 18. Soon thereafter, he discovered Rossini, then a favourite of Viennese audiences. It comes as no great surprise, therefore, that Schubert’s Symphony no. 6 features a few theatrical effects and humorous touches alla Rossini.

Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): “Overture”
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia, «Largo al factotum»
Schubert, Symphony no. 3 in D major, D. 200
Rossini, Otello, Act III: “Assisa a' piè d'un salice”
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Act I, Cavatina no. 5: “Una voce poco fa”
Schubert, Symphony no. 6 in C major, D. 589

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