Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's podcast, presented by Alison Atkinson.
Sorry - the music player is currently unavailable
Why have some of Rossini's operas become central to the repertoire of opera houses, while others remain rarely performed? Opera Rara and the London Philharmonic Orchestra recently performed Aureliano in Palmira at the Royal Festival Hall. In this pre-concert talk, Roger Parker (King's College, London) and Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge) introduce the opera and the musical and political circumstances that led to the work struggling to catch the imagination of European audiences in the 1800s.
Download the podcast here (35MB mp3 file) to listen on your computer or to transfer to an mp3 player. (PC users: right click and select 'Save target as').
Click the icon below to subscribe to the podcast using itunes.
Back to top >