Orchestral Music from Grand Opera

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1) Gioachino Rossini‎: Overture "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" (The Barber of Seville) (7'02")
Florence Festival Orchestra conducted By Tullio Serafin
(First released on HMV 78 RPM C.4136, recorded April 1950)

2) Gaspare Spontini: Overture "La Vestale" (7'32")
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fernando Previtali
(Recorded April 19, 1949 at Abbey Road Studio 1; First released on HMV 78 RPM C.4084, released in US on RCA Victor Blue Bird LBC1039, July 1953, not released on LP in UK;
Original Producers: Lawrance Collingwood & David Bicknell; Original Engineer: Arthur Clarke)

3) Camille Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila (7'28")
Florence Festival Orchestra conducted by Tullio Serafin
(First released on HMV 78 RPM C.4155, recorded April 1950)

4) Gioachino Rossini: Overture "L'Italiana in Algeri" (Italian In Algiers) (8'07")
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma conducted by Tullio Serafin
(First released on HMV 78 RPM C. 4012, recorded 1948)

5) Gioachino Rossini: William Tell: Little March of the Shepherds and Dance Passo a Sei (8'41")
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma conducted by Tullio Serafin
(First released on HMV 78 RPM C.3559, recorded August 14, 1946)

Source: RCA Bluebird LP LBC 1039, not released in UK
Images at right: Tullio Serafin; Fernando Previtali; RCA Bluebird logo below
Thanks to Philip Stuart, London Symphony Orchestra discographer, for his assistance in this restoration
Cover art from original LP sleeve - Photo editing: Curt Timmons
Transcription and digital restoration: Curt Timmons 2019 - For Private Use Only

1) Gioachino Rossini‎: Overture "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" (The Barber of Seville) (7'02") Florence Festival Orchestra conducted By Tullio Serafin (First released on HMV 78 RPM C.4136, recorded April 1950) 2) Gaspare Spontini: Overture "La Vestal
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