Gioacchino Rossini

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Gioavacchino Antonio Rossini (Pesaro, Italy, 1792 - Paris 1868) was an Italian composer. One of the masters of opera like Verdi, Mussorgsky and Wagner. He linked bel canto with Grand Opera.

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. [1]

Some Works

  • La pietra del paragone
  • Tancredi
  • L'Italiana in Algeri
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
  • Otello
  • La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
  • Ermione
  • Semiramide
  • Guillaume Tell (William Tell)
  • Stabat Mater, sacred music

Rossini created operas (39), sacred music, secular vocal music (La regata veneziana) and chamber music.

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Liszt at piano with Dumas Hugo Sand Paganini Rossini.jpg

Liszt at piano with Dumas, Hugo, Sand, Paganini and Rossini.