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    Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle

    Presented by at Old South Church, Boston

    March 20, 2011


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    Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle

    Giachino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, completed just five years before his death in 1868, was Rossini's last major work. It created an immediate sensation. Like all of Rossini's music, it is melodic, spirited, and irresistibly engaging. "Petite" only in instrumental accompaniment- two pianos and harmonium- the Mass includes exquisite writing for four soloists and chorus that makes it a fitting climax to the life of the man...

    Giachino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, completed just five years before his death in 1868, was Rossini's last major work. It created an immediate sensation. Like all of Rossini's music, it is melodic, spirited, and irresistibly engaging. "Petite" only in instrumental accompaniment- two pianos and harmonium- the Mass includes exquisite writing for four soloists and chorus that makes it a fitting climax to the life of the man considered the greatest Italian composer of his time.


    Old South Church, Boston

    645 Boylston St
    Boston, MA 02116

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    Admission Info:

    $25-$50, reserved pew seating. 10% off for seniors (over 65), students, WGBH, GBCC, groups of 6+.


    General Day and Time Info:

    3:00 PM


    phone: 800-658-4276


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