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The Barber of Seville (Overture) by Rossini/Babak


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Composer: Gioachino Rossini

Arranger: Babak Rostami

Instrumentation: Guitar Quartet

Era: Romantic

Description: This is a transcription for Guitar Quartet of the entire Overture to the opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini's - The Barber of Seville. The main sources used for this arrangement were the orchestral version and also Mauro Giuliani's version for two guitars. In some sections guitaristic effects such as rasquados and suggested fingerings were added.


Form: Overture

Type of Work: Chamber Music

Type of Ensemble: Guitar Quartet

Nationality: Italian

Parts: Score and Parts


About Composer/Arranger

Babak RostamiBabak Rostami started playing guitar when he was a teenager. As a solo performer, Mr. Rostami turned his abilities and talents to chamber music; he is a founding member of the Cedar Guitar Quartet. As a founding member of this illustrious guitar quartet, Mr. Rostami has taken the art of quartet arranging to its highest level. Seconda Prattica is thrilled to offer his substantial arrangement of Rossini's - The Barber of Saville for guitar quartet.

Mr. Rostami holds a degree in composition. He has had guitar lessons with Maestro Nikita Koshkin and Dr.Lily Afshar.

Besides maintaining his busy schedule of performing, composing, arranging, and commitments with the Cedar Guitar Quartet; he also maintains a large private studio.

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  1. Excellent arrangement

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Feb 2018

    Captures the spirit of the orchestral work

  2. excellent

    Posted by sepide on 15th Jul 2013


  3. Thanks

    Posted by Payam on 12th Jul 2013

    Perfect and fascinating! Hope to see more of your compositions and arrangements.

  4. great!

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Jul 2013

    fortunaely i have had the chance to hear this arrangement palyed by the Cedar guitar quartet itself. really an amazing arrengement.

  5. Thanks

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Jul 2013

    It seems a nice transcription!

  6. Thanks to my dear friend, Babak

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2013

    It's a great pleasure to see it's published. Thanks to Babak and Secondaprattica.

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