A great release for guitar lovers and opera buffs. More arrangements of Rossini operas for guitar(s) by Mauro Giuliani: his Rossiniane I-VI. Also in this set the complete Potpourris (I-VI) and a Grande Ouverture and Gran Sonata Eroica.
A large part of Giuliani’s oeuvre consist of arrangements of opera melodies by Italian composers, mainly Rossini. In the Rossiniane most of the popular works present themselves in one way or another: from Il Barbiere di Seviglia and La Gazza ladra, to Tancredi and La Cenerentola.
Guitarists Paolo Pugliese and Claudio Maccari have been performing as a duo since 1988 and play on period instruments. They specialize in 19th-century music. Earlier they have also recorded Giuliani’s guitar concertos and his complete works for guitar duet for Brilliant Classics.