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Of Note for Tuesday, September 29, 2015: Rossini's Dazzling Overtures

The overture, full of vivacity and lucidity, is nearly always the last piece of an opera to be written and typically serves as a tantalizing peak at the longer work that follows it. Rossini’s overtures rose to fame during his lifetime as some of the most prolific of the period, even though he often wrote them at the last minute. On Tuesday’s show, explore some of Rossini’s dazzling overtures, along with much more.  

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