Gioachino Rossini
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1792-02-29
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The most popular, successful and influential opera composer of the first half of the 19th century, Gioachino Rossini undertook the titanic task of dragging the cumbersome and moribund forms of 18th-century Italian opera into a new era. In the process, ...

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Gioachino Rossini, Claudio Abbado & The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
La Cenerentola, ossia La bonta in trionfo - opera in 2 acts
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Gioachino Rossini, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano
Petite messe solennelle vers. with orchestra: Gloria; Cum Sancto Spiritu
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Petite messe solennelle vers. with orchestra: Gloria; Cum Sancto Spiritu Petite messe solennelle vers. with orchestra: Gloria; Cum Sancto Spiritu Petite messe solennelle vers. with orchestra: Gloria; Cum Sancto Spiritu Petite messe solennelle vers. with orchestra: Gloria; Cum Sancto Spiritu
Gioachino Rossini, Orchestra filarmonica della Scala & Riccardo Chailly
William Tell Overture
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William Tell Overture William Tell Overture William Tell Overture William Tell Overture
Alessandro Corbelli & Gioachino Rossini
A un dottor della mia sorte, Il barbiere di Siviglia
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A un dottor della mia sorte, Il barbiere di Siviglia A un dottor della mia sorte, Il barbiere di Siviglia A un dottor della mia sorte, Il barbiere di Siviglia A un dottor della mia sorte, Il barbiere di Siviglia
Tito Gobbi & Gioachino Rossini
Largo al factotum, Il barberie di Siviglia
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Largo al factotum, Il barberie di Siviglia Largo al factotum, Il barberie di Siviglia Largo al factotum, Il barberie di Siviglia Largo al factotum, Il barberie di Siviglia
James Clark, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Gioachino Rossini
Overture from La Scala di seta (The silken ladder)
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Overture from La Scala di seta (The silken ladder) Overture from La Scala di seta (The silken ladder) Overture from La Scala di seta (The silken ladder) Overture from La Scala di seta (The silken ladder)
Gioachino Rossini & Camerata Bern
Sonata for strings No.5 in E flat major
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Sonata for strings No.5 in E flat major Sonata for strings No.5 in E flat major Sonata for strings No.5 in E flat major Sonata for strings No.5 in E flat major
Gioachino Rossini
Guillaume Tell Act 1
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Guillaume Tell Act 1 Guillaume Tell Act 1 Guillaume Tell Act 1 Guillaume Tell Act 1
Gioachino Rossini, Bryn Terfel, Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester & Paul Daniel
Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Act I sc.2; La calunnia e un venticello ;(Don Basilio)
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Act I sc.2; La calunnia e un venticello ;(Don Basilio) Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Act I sc.2; La calunnia e un venticello ;(Don Basilio) Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Act I sc.2; La calunnia e un venticello ;(Don Basilio) Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Act I sc.2; La calunnia e un venticello ;(Don Basilio)
Gioachino Rossini, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Riccardo Chailly
Serenata in E flat
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Serenata in E flat Serenata in E flat Serenata in E flat Serenata in E flat
Gioachino Rossini, Gabriele Gemignani, Antonio Pappano & Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
William Tell - Overture
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William Tell - Overture William Tell - Overture William Tell - Overture William Tell - Overture
Cecilia Bartoli & Gioachino Rossini
Non più mesta, La Cenerentola
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Non più mesta, La Cenerentola Non più mesta, La Cenerentola Non più mesta, La Cenerentola Non più mesta, La Cenerentola
Canberra Wind Soloists & Gioachino Rossini
Quartet no.1 in F major for flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn
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Quartet no.1 in F major for flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn Quartet no.1 in F major for flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn Quartet no.1 in F major for flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn Quartet no.1 in F major for flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn
Gioachino Rossini & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Il signor bruschino - Overture
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Il signor bruschino - Overture Il signor bruschino - Overture Il signor bruschino - Overture Il signor bruschino - Overture
Gioachino Rossini, Gabriele Ferro & Cappella Coloniensis
Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
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Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers) Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers) Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers) Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
Gioachino Rossini, Fabio Luisi & Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
William Tell - Act 3: Soldiers' Dance
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William Tell - Act 3: Soldiers' Dance William Tell - Act 3: Soldiers' Dance William Tell - Act 3: Soldiers' Dance William Tell - Act 3: Soldiers' Dance
Gioachino Rossini & Juan Diego Flórez
Selection of Arias
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Selection of Arias Selection of Arias Selection of Arias Selection of Arias
Gioachino Rossini, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
La Cenerentola - Overture
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La Cenerentola - Overture La Cenerentola - Overture La Cenerentola - Overture La Cenerentola - Overture
Georges Sébastian, Maria Callas, Gioachino Rossini & Paris National Theatre Opera Orchestra
Una voce poco fa, Il barbiere di Siviglia
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Una voce poco fa, Il barbiere di Siviglia Una voce poco fa, Il barbiere di Siviglia Una voce poco fa, Il barbiere di Siviglia Una voce poco fa, Il barbiere di Siviglia
Antonio Pappano, Gioachino Rossini & Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Il Signor Bruschino, ossia Il figlio per azzardo - opera in 1 act: overture
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Il Signor Bruschino, ossia Il figlio per azzardo - opera in 1 act: overture Il Signor Bruschino, ossia Il figlio per azzardo - opera in 1 act: overture Il Signor Bruschino, ossia Il figlio per azzardo - opera in 1 act: overture Il Signor Bruschino, ossia Il figlio per azzardo - opera in 1 act: overture
All-Union Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Gioachino Rossini & Günter Pichler
Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia
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Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Overture to Il Turco in Italia
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Overture to Il Turco in Italia Overture to Il Turco in Italia Overture to Il Turco in Italia Overture to Il Turco in Italia
Gioachino Rossini, BBC Philharmonic & Juanjo Mena
Silken Ladder: Overture
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Silken Ladder: Overture Silken Ladder: Overture Silken Ladder: Overture Silken Ladder: Overture
Gioachino Rossini, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Sondergard & Jongmin Park
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - opera in 2 acts
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia - opera in 2 acts Il Barbiere di Siviglia - opera in 2 acts Il Barbiere di Siviglia - opera in 2 acts Il Barbiere di Siviglia - opera in 2 acts
Gioachino Rossini, Romanian National Chamber Orchestra & Ludovic Bács
Sonata No.1 in G major for string orchestra
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Sonata No.1 in G major for string orchestra Sonata No.1 in G major for string orchestra Sonata No.1 in G major for string orchestra Sonata No.1 in G major for string orchestra
Gioachino Rossini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Carlo Maria Giulini
Cenerentola overture
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Cenerentola overture Cenerentola overture Cenerentola overture Cenerentola overture
Gioachino Rossini, Angelico Francesco, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Ruby Hughes
Assisa a pie d'un salice (Otello - Willow Song)
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Assisa a pie d'un salice (Otello - Willow Song) Assisa a pie d'un salice (Otello - Willow Song) Assisa a pie d'un salice (Otello - Willow Song) Assisa a pie d'un salice (Otello - Willow Song)
Gioachino Rossini, Angelico Francesco & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Barber of Seville Overture
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Barber of Seville Overture Barber of Seville Overture Barber of Seville Overture Barber of Seville Overture
Gioachino Rossini, Riccardo Chailly & Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Alla Scala, Milan
The Barber of Seville Overture
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The Barber of Seville Overture The Barber of Seville Overture The Barber of Seville Overture The Barber of Seville Overture
Gioachino Rossini, Niyazi Tagizade-Hajibeyov, Muslim Magomayev & Large USSR State Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra
Largo al factotum (Barber of Seville)
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Largo al factotum (Barber of Seville) Largo al factotum (Barber of Seville) Largo al factotum (Barber of Seville) Largo al factotum (Barber of Seville)

Largo al factotum (Barber of Seville)

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Niyazi Tagizade-Hajibeyov
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Muslim Magomayev
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Large USSR State Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gioachino Rossini, Orchestra della RCA Italiana, Carlo Felice Cillario & Montserrat Caballé
Stabat Mater: Inflammatus et Accensus
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Stabat Mater: Inflammatus et Accensus Stabat Mater: Inflammatus et Accensus Stabat Mater: Inflammatus et Accensus Stabat Mater: Inflammatus et Accensus
Gioachino Rossini, Niyazi Tagizade-Hajibeyov, Muslim Magomayev & Great Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio
The Barber of Seville - Largo al factotum (Figaro's cavatina)
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The Barber of Seville - Largo al factotum (Figaro's cavatina) The Barber of Seville - Largo al factotum (Figaro's cavatina) The Barber of Seville - Largo al factotum (Figaro's cavatina) The Barber of Seville - Largo al factotum (Figaro's cavatina)
Gioachino Rossini & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Overture, La Scala di Seta
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Overture, La Scala di Seta Overture, La Scala di Seta Overture, La Scala di Seta Overture, La Scala di Seta
Gioachino Rossini, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Richard Hickox
Overture to L' Italiana in Algeri
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Overture to L' Italiana in Algeri Overture to L' Italiana in Algeri Overture to L' Italiana in Algeri Overture to L' Italiana in Algeri
Claudio Abbado, Gioachino Rossini & London Symphony Orchestra
Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers
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Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers
Munich Radio Orchestra, Simon Keenlyside, Gioachino Rossini & Ulf Schirmer
Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville
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Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Ottorino Respighi, Gioachino Rossini & Charles Dutoit
La Boutique Fantastique: Galop
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La Boutique Fantastique: Galop La Boutique Fantastique: Galop La Boutique Fantastique: Galop La Boutique Fantastique: Galop
Gioachino Rossini, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Claudio Abbado
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture
Gioachino Rossini, Nello Santi & Orchestra della Svizzera italiana
L' Italiana in Algeri - overture
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L' Italiana in Algeri - overture L' Italiana in Algeri - overture L' Italiana in Algeri - overture L' Italiana in Algeri - overture
Gioachino Rossini, Jessica Pratt & Vincenzo Scalera
La fioraia fiorentina
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La fioraia fiorentina La fioraia fiorentina La fioraia fiorentina La fioraia fiorentina
Mindaugas Gecevicius, Ala Bendoraitiene & Gioachino Rossini
Prelude, theme and variations for horn and piano in E major
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Prelude, theme and variations for horn and piano in E major Prelude, theme and variations for horn and piano in E major Prelude, theme and variations for horn and piano in E major Prelude, theme and variations for horn and piano in E major
Gioachino Rossini, The Cleveland Orchestra & George Szell
L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture
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L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Gioachino Rossini & Claudio Abbado
La Gazza ladra [The thieving magpie] - Overture
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La Gazza ladra [The thieving magpie] - Overture La Gazza ladra [The thieving magpie] - Overture La Gazza ladra [The thieving magpie] - Overture La Gazza ladra [The thieving magpie] - Overture
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Biography

The most popular, successful and influential opera composer of the first half of the 19th century, Gioachino Rossini undertook the titanic task of dragging the cumbersome and moribund forms of 18th-century Italian opera into a new era. In the process, it took him just three weeks of 1816 to create in The Barber of Seville one of the all-time masterpieces of comic opera. That was just one of his 38 stage works in all the major contemporary genres.

Unlike that other giant of 19th century Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi, Rossini chose to take early retirement from the theatrical world – at the age of only 37 – and to devote the remaining 40 years of his life to the other great passion of his life – food. We owe the Tournedos Rossini to his inspiration. The only musical products of his later life were the delightful series of salon pieces which he called Péchés de vieillesse (‘Sins of Old Age’, 1857–68) and two sacred works, the Stabat mater (1841) and his ‘last mortal sin’, the Petite messe solennelle (1863) for two solo voices, two pianos and harmonium.

Born in 1792 in Pesaro, the son of a horn player and a singer, Rossini began to compose as a child, and was commissioned to write his first opera at the age of 15. Further commissions followed; several from the Teatro San Moïse in Venice for a series of one-act farse including The Silken Ladder (1812) and Signor Bruschino (1813). Rossini rarely took more than a month or so to prepare each of his early operas, and between 1810 and 1822 he turned out a steady flow of works, both comic and serious, for production in Venice, Milan, Naples and Rome.

Of these, The Barber of Seville was a disappointing failure at its Rome premiere in 1816, but the following year Rossini bounced back with La Cenerentola (‘Cinderella’), closely followed by La gazza ladra (‘The Thieving Magpie’) for Milan. His greatest opere serie were written for Naples between 1817 and 1822: they included Mosè in Egitto (‘Moses in Egypt’), La donna del lago (‘The Lady of the Lake’), Maometto II and Zelmira. Semiramide, written in 1823, marked the end of Rossini’s Italian career. He was by then so famous that he could no longer resist tempting offers from abroad, and the same year he left for Paris. He had 34 operas to his credit, and was still only 31 years old.

Over the next six years he wrote his final compositions for the Paris stage; they included a revision of Mosè in Egitto as Moïse (1827), Count Ory (1828) and William Tell (1829), his last and arguably finest operatic work. Opera owes to Rossini the evolution of new musical forms in the service of the drama: in particular, the expansion and integration of the function of the chorus; the development of the coloratura aria; the introduction of new subjectmatter to revitalise the stereotypes of opera seria; and the creation of brilliant overtures able to take their place in the concert repertory.

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