Rossini's music is famous for its vocal embellishments, driving bass lines, incredible speeds and spontaneity. Rossini was a prolific opera composer until 1829, when at the age of 37 he suddenly decided to stop composing operas. He proceeded for the rest of his life to compose small, intimate compositions. 
- La pietra del paragone
- L'Italiana in Algeri
- Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
- La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
- Guillaume Tell (William Tell)
- Stabat Mater, sacred music
Rossini created operas (39), sacred music, secular vocal music (La regata veneziana) and chamber music.
Liszt at piano with Dumas, Hugo, Sand, Paganini and Rossini.