Gioachino Antonio Rossini : Adieux á la vie (Elegy on one note) (Salut! dernière aurore) for Voice & Piano (Péchés de vieillesse, book 2)
焦阿基諾•安東尼奧•羅西尼 : 為聲樂與鋼琴所作的《輓歌》(選自老年的罪惡第二冊)
Mezzosoprano : Giuseppina Bridelli
Piano : Alessandro Marangoni
Péchés de vieillesse ("Sins of Old Age") is a collection of 150 vocal, chamber and solo piano pieces by composer Gioachino Rossini, who was best known for his operas. The pieces are grouped into fourteen unpublished albums under this self-deprecating and ironic title. The ordering of the pieces in the albums does not reflect the sequence or the dates of their composition, which range from 1857 to shortly before Rossini's death in 1868. The title Péchés de vieillesse was given by Rossini only to volumes V-IX, but has since been extended to the complete set.
He also referred to his Petite messe solennelle as "the last of my péchés de vieillesse", but it is not formally part of this set of works.
The Péchés de vieillesse are salon music, though of a refined order, meant to be performed in the privacy of Rossini's drawing room at Passy. Volumes I, II, III and XI are vocal music to piano accompaniment. Volumes IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, X and XII are music for solo piano. Volume IX is for chamber ensemble or solo piano. Volumes XIII and XIV comprise vocal and non-vocal music.