Classical Memories 13 November: Gioachino Antonio Rossini


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Gioachino Antonio Rossini Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Composer: Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Dates: 29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868

Nationality: Italian

Title of Piece: Barber of Seville Overture

Brief Biography: Rossini composed thirty-nine operas as well as sacred and instrumental music. He was nicknamed the Italian Mozart because of his tendency for inspired, song-like scores. As was common-practice for deadline-pressed operatic composers Rossini reused previous compositions in his work. A characteristic of his orchestral composition in the continuous building of of the ostinato therefore creating a whisper to a tempestuous crescendo effect.

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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