Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Cats Duet

The Cats Duet (Duetto Buffo di due Gatti) by Les Petits Chanteurs A La Croix De Bois (The Little Singers of the Wooden Cross) during a concert in Seoul, Korea, November 30, 1996.

While the piece is typically attributed to Gioachino Rossini, it was not actually written by him, but is instead a compilation written in 1825 that draws principally on his 1816 opera, Otello. The compiler was likely the English composer Robert Lucas de Pearsall, who for this purpose used the pseudonym 'G. Berthold'.

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