Vincenzo Bellini (Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini) 03.11.1801-23.09.1835

<p>Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini was an Italian opera composer, who was known for his long-flowing melodic lines for which he was named "the Swan of Catania". Many years later, in 1898, Giuseppe Verdi "praised the broad curves of Bellini's melody: 'there are extremely long melodies as no-one else had ever made before'".</p> <p>A very large amount of what is known about Bellini's life and his activities comes from surviving letters—except for a short period—which were written over his lifetime to his friend Francesco Florimo, whom he had met as a fellow student in Naples and with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. Other sources of information come from correspondence saved by other friends and business acquaintances...</p> <p align="right">Further information at Bellini's Wikipedia page.</p>

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Þorsteinn Jóhannesson uppfærði 28.07.2015