Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Keith Burt’s masterful transcription of the well-known Rossini
overture – the newest addition to the Virtuoso series – is not for the faint of heart! Bold, frantic rhythms and lively runs abound, and with the quick, upbeat tempi, precision is of the utmost importance. Even those listeners not well acquainted with opera will recognize the familiar theme that emerges halfway through, and will stay on the edges of their seats through the rollicking ending! 307 measures.