GIOVANNI BOTTESINI (1821-1889): Ero e Leandro.
Catalogue Number: 04N043
Reference: CDS 670/1-2
Description: For those of you who don't like watching operas, here's the CD version of the DVD which we offered last May. Who knew? The double bass guy wrote operas too! This one dates from 1879 and was successful enough to have 29 performances but this one, recorded at the Teatro San Domenico in Crema Sept. 4-6, 2009, was its first since Bottesini's death. The music is stylistically in the vein of late Verdi, richly chromatic and inventively orchestrated. Libretto and translation available on-line.