Rossini’s “overture” – from French “opening” – is a brilliant example of how the intro music can sometimes become equally or more popular then the work itself! Many musicologists believe that Rossini has written this “overture” long before the actual opera “Barber of Seville”, and therefore contains none of the themes from the opera itself. The melody of this overture is so catchy and popular, it has been used in many films and cartoons around the world.
HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards is a very desirable addition to a school orchestra repertoire. It allows to choose a member of any group – keyboards, strings, woodwinds or brass – and give them an unprecedented opportunity to shine as a soloist of a symphonic orchestra from the youngest age!
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Credits: Ivan Chepkin, piano / “Gnessin Virtuosi” Youth Orchestra /Mikhail Khokhlov, conductor