While best known for his operas, Gioachina Rossini (1792-1868) did compose other music, among which is the large collection, PÉCHÉS DE VIEILLESSE ("SINS OF OLD AGE"). Composed of 150 vocal, chamber and solo piano pieces, the collection is grouped into fourteen albums, with the ordering of the works in each album not reflective of the dates or sequence of composition. Written as salon music, intended for performance in the privacy of Rossini's own drawing room, the entire collection was sold by Rossini's widow following his death in 1868. This edition of Vol. 8, titled ALBUM DE CHÂTEAU (THE CASTLE ALBUM), is written for solo piano and includes six pieces across two books: M143291 and M143391. Edited by Sergio Cafaro.