Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle

Discover a beautiful choral masterpiece by Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini‘s dynamic liturgical masterpiece, the “Petite Messe Solennelle”, was his last significant work. The style straddles the classical and romantic era, and the choral writing is unusually evocative within Rossini’s prodigious output while remaining rooted in the style that dominated Rossini’s operatic masterpieces. Swiss choral conductor Fritz Näf and the Basel Madrigal Choir summon a performance that is both masterly and atmospheric.