Gioachino Rossini – Feb 29, 1792

Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini  (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868)  was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname “The Italian Mozart.” Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history.

Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born into a family of musicians in Pesaro, a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy which was then part of the Papal States. His father, Giuseppe, was a horn player and inspector of slaughterhouses. His mother, Anna, was a singer and a baker’s daughter. Rossini’s parents began his musical training early, and by the age of six he was playing the triangle in his father’s musical group.

Through the friendly interposition of the Marquis Cavalli, his first opera, La cambiale di matrimonio (The Marriage Contract), was produced at Venice when he was a youth of 18 years. But two years before this he had already received the prize at the Conservatorio of Bologna for his cantata Il pianto d’Armonia sulla morte d’Orfeo. Between 1810 and 1813 at Bologna, Rome, Venice and Milan, Rossini produced operas of varying success, most notably La pietra del paragone and Il signor Bruschino, with its brilliant and unique overture. In 1813, Tancredi and L’italiana in Algeri were even bigger successes, and catapulted the 20-year-old composer to international fame.

Rossini was a foreign associate of the institute, grand officer of the Legion of Honour and recipient of innumerable orders.

Immediately after Rossini’s death, Giuseppe Verdi proposed to collaborate with twelve other Italian composers on a Requiem for Rossini, to be performed on the first anniversary of Rossini’s death, conducted by Angelo Mariani. The music was written, but the performance was abandoned shortly before its scheduled premiere. Verdi re-used the “Libera me, Domine” he had written for the Rossini Requiem in his 1872 Requiem for Manzoni. In 1989 the conductor Helmuth Rilling recorded the original Requiem for Rossini in its world premiere.

In 1900 Giuseppe Cassioli created a monument to Rossini in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence.

 

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Gioachino Antonio Rossini  (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868)  was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname 'The Italian Mozart.' Until his retirement in 1829,...
<strong>Gioachino Antonio Rossini</strong>  (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868)  was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname <span style="color: #ff6600;">"The Italian Mozart."</span> Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history. Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born into a family of musicians in <span style="color: #ff6600;">Pesaro</span>, a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy which was then part of the Papal States. His father, Giuseppe, was a horn player and inspector of slaughterhouses. His mother, Anna, was a singer and a baker's daughter. Rossini's parents began his musical training early, and by the age of six he was playing the triangle in his father's musical group. Through the friendly interposition of the Marquis Cavalli, his first opera, <em>La cambiale di matrimonio</em> (The Marriage Contract), was produced at Venice when he was a youth of 18 years. But two years before this he had already received the prize at the Conservatorio of Bologna for his cantata <em>Il pianto d'Armonia sulla morte d’Orfeo</em>. Between 1810 and 1813 at Bologna, Rome, Venice and Milan, Rossini produced operas of varying success, most notably <em>La pietra del paragone</em> and <em>Il signor Bruschino</em>, with its brilliant and unique overture. In 1813, <em>Tancredi</em> and<em> L'italiana in Algeri</em> were even bigger successes, and catapulted the 20-year-old composer to international fame. Rossini was a foreign associate of the institute, grand officer of the <span style="color: #ff6600;">Legion of Honour </span>and recipient of innumerable orders. Immediately after Rossini's death, Giuseppe Verdi proposed to collaborate with twelve other Italian composers on a <em>Requiem for Rossini</em>, to be performed on the first anniversary of Rossini's death, conducted by <span style="color: #ff6600;">Angelo Mariani</span>. The music was written, but the performance was abandoned shortly before its scheduled premiere. Verdi re-used the <span style="color: #ff6600;">"Libera me, Domine"</span> he had written for the Rossini Requiem in his 1872 <em>Requiem for Manzoni</em>. In 1989 the conductor Helmuth Rilling recorded the original <em>Requiem for Rossini</em> in its world premiere. In 1900 Giuseppe Cassioli created a monument to Rossini in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence.  

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