Pacini and Malvina di Scozia – A History

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Giovanni Pacini Giovanni Pacini (1796-1867) remains largely in the shadows, but it is certainly not due to the effectiveness and memorability of his music.  When I first heard Opera Rara’s recording of his Maria, Regina d’Inghilterra almost twenty years ago, I was instantly hooked on Pacini. John Steane, reviewing that recording in Gramophone, perfectly expressed […]