Gioacchino Rossini  (1792-1868)
Last updated: 23.10.17
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Gioacchino [Antonio] Rossini was an Italian composer born at Pesaro. His operas appeared in various Italian cities; he visited England in 1823-4, and after 1829 lived partly in Paris, where he died. Successful in opera from 1810, although the "Barber of Seville" (1816) was at first a failure. He wrote many famous operas including "William Tell" (1829, in French after which success he lived for nearly 40 years but wrote no more operas). Other works include "Sabat Mater" and a few other church works; a few songs and duets (among them the collection "Soirées Musicales") and piano pieces, etc. Exploiter of the orchestra crescendo, and noted in his day for "noisy" effects.
Books :
Books:
book15.gif Five Great Overtures in Full Score Gioacchino Rossini flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif Rossini (Compact Companions) David Mountfield flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
book15.gif Rossini : The Man and His Music Francis Toye flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
CDs :
Recorder Music CDs:
cd15.gif Michael Copley on "Handel with Care"
cd15.gif Michael Copley on "Micro Classics"
Ragtime Music CDs:
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Videos :
youtube15.jpg The Barber of Seville - 2009 (5:14) Harmonic Brass Munich
Recorder Sheet Music
Inflammatus (Trumpet) (202378)
Arr./Editor: Arthur Ephross Level: Grade 4.
Publisher: Southern Music Company (ST798)
Inflammatus (Trombone) (202384)
Arr./Editor: Arthur Ephross Level: Grade 4.
Publisher: Southern Music Company (ST799)
Five Duos (D/A) (747012)
2 Scores.
Publisher: Avondale Press (AVP0016)