Duetto buffo di due gatti (Gioachino Rossini) of a cat-cavatina by Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse and various excerpts arranged from Rossini’s Otello. Download Duetto buffo di due gatti by Gioachino Antonio Rossini for free from Gioachino Rossini. Duetto buffo di due gatti (Cat Duet), for 2 voices & piano ( spurious), QR iv/1. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓.

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Many are the vocal recitals and opera galas that have ended with the Cat Duet as an encore.

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Though scored for two sopranos and piano, the work exists in orchestral versions and has been sung by male-female pairs and even as a tomcat duet. The text consists in its entirety of the single word “meow,” and singers treat the melodies basically however they want to. The origins of this work are cloudy, but historians agree that it is not an authentic work by Rossini.


It does, however, contain a good deal of Rossini ‘s music, so the attribution di not completely off the mark.

The Cat Duet contains elements of 1 the aria “Ah, come mai non senti,” from the second act of Rossini ‘s opera Otello2 a nearby duet between the characters Otello rlssini Iago, and 3 an earlier work in the same vein, the “Cat Cavatina” of Danish opera and song composer C. The compiler was probably Robert Lucas Pearsall, a British composer better known for his output of hymns.

From Rossini ‘s day down to eei, the piece has never lost its appeal for singers, concertgoers, and cat lovers; it often appears, of course, on compilations of classical music pertaining to felines.

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