Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Yoel Levi
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||William Tell (Guillaume Tell): Overture||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Yoel Levi||11:17||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra): Overture||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Yoel Levi||9:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Italian Girl In Algiers (L'italiana in Algeri): Overture||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Yoel Levi||7:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Semiramide: Overture||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Yoel Levi||11:46||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Silken Ladder (La scala di seta): Overture||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Yoel Levi||6:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tancredi: Overture||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Yoel Levi||5:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia): Overture||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Yoel Levi||7:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
A must have...
This is a fabulous recording. Telarc has it down when it comes to recording the symphony orchestra. The balance is wonderful. Atlanta has itself a fine orchestra. They also have a fine recording ot Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler".
Poor Tonal Balance
The horns and drums wipe out the strings. Not recommended.
I was born and raised in Atlanta, but left in 1963 when I joined the US Navy. In the 1950's, Henry Sopkin lead a very mediocre ASO. Fifty years has changed all that; they now have an orchestra worthy of a large city. Levi is an excellent interpreter of Rossini. I hate to tell Andrew Schiei, but the woodwinds, brass and drums were a Rossini mainstay. Take the time to listen to any Rossini opera and see for yourself. Richard Bonygne is the only other modern conductor who also understands this. Rossini should encourage toe tapping and Levi supplies and abundance of lively tempi. Even Bugs and Elmer understood this (kill the wabbit). I highly recommend this recording!!!
Formed: Atalanta, GA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s