Gioachino Rossini (Rossini, G. Rossini) 29.02.1792-13.11.1868

<p>Gioachino Antonio Rossini was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.</p> <p>His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola (Cinderella), and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell (William Tell). A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname "The Italian Mozart".</p> <p>Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history. He is quoted as having joked, "Give me the laundress' bill and I will set to music even that."...</p> <p align="right">From a Wikipedia-page on Gioachino Rossini.</p>

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