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Dazzling recordings of favourite and less well-known overtures. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 20 January 2014.
The Prague Sinfonia Orchestra are on a mission to record all of Rossini’s overtures and in this, the fourth album in the cycle, their pattern continues of placing lesser-known overtures - including the toe-tapping Armida - alongside perennial favourites such as The Barber of Seville.
The orchestra under Christian Benda fizzes along, drawing out from these timeless works all of Rossini's verve, style and intensity.