Soundbite 60: A sixty-word précis-review of the latest CD releases
The Six String Sonatas
Recorded June & September 1971
CD No: NEWTON CLASSICS 8802041 (2 CDs) Duration: 83 minutes [annotation advises 81] Reviewed: February 2011
Rossini’s String Sonatas/I Musici
...a sixty-word review by Colin Anderson
These endearing pieces are given a frolicsome outing by I Musici (The Musicians). Rossini’s String Sonatas enjoy long-breathed melodies and witty ditties; and some movements are akin to operatic arias. Rossini could be a cheeky chappy, his writing full of surprises, not least his use of the double bass. This is music to enjoy. Richard Osborne’s booklet note adds value.