Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rossini: Stabat Mater

"Of the Israel Philharmonic releases from Helicon that have crossed my path, this is the best by far. Rossini's jaunty spirituality is nurtured with commendable brio by Maestro [Asher] Fisch, who is very happy to sell the big tunes without apologizing for their operatic spunk. ... [F]or a robust, spirited, but still respectful approach to Rossini's delightful writing, this is worth considering. The IPO sounds terrific, and the recording is superb. Choral singing is pretty good too. ... [W]hen Fisch turns them loose in the concluding Amen, the energy is infectious. ... [A]n enjoyable account of an elusive piece" (Philip Greenfield, American Record Guide, July/August 2013, p. 142).

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