Antonio Pappano conducting the Academy of Saint Cecilia
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Rome's Auditorium hosts Rossini recording

Star conductor Antonio Pappano has just finished a three-day recording session in Rome, working on a rarely-heard choral piece by Rossini.

The piece was recorded in the ultra-modern Auditorium, a world-class venue, giving it what Pappano calls "emotion... precision... conviction".

But while the recording may be over, it will take another three months of editing before release, into a market where classical music sales are falling around the world.

David Willey reports from Rome.

  • 28 Jul 2010