Gioachino Antonio Rossini : Anzoleta co passa la regata (Ixe qua vardeli povereti) for Voice & Piano (La regata veneziana) (Péchés de vieillesse book 1)
焦阿基諾•安東尼奧•羅西尼 : 為聲樂與鋼琴所作的《安佐列塔在賽中》選自《威尼斯賽船會》
Mezzosoprano : Giuseppina Bridelli
Piano : Alessandro Marangoni
In this short song cycle, set to a text in the Venetian dialect by Carlo Pepoli (who provided the texts for several other Rossini songs), a girl watches a Venice regatta (gondola race) and cheers on her lover. After retiring from opera composition, Rossini still composed, mostly sacred music and trifling pieces for his own amusement and for that of his guests at musical evenings. These songs and piano pieces were collected and published as Les soirees musicales.
The second, Anzoleta co passa la regata (Anzoleta during the regatta), begins with a fast, agitated piano theme that suggests both the rapid movements of the gondolas and Anzoleta's anxiety. The vocal lines are breathless and heavily repetitive, further enhancing the sense of excitement tinged with anxiety. The song ends with her final, excited exclamation as Momolo wins the race. The ending in the piano line is an unexpectedly subdued series of quiet chords, as if she is sitting down to catch her breath and reassure herself that he really did win.