Gioachino Rossini

About Rossini (courtesy of ClassicCat.net)

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868) was an Italian composerwho wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La cenerentola and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell (William Tell). 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
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About William Tell

Guillaume Tell

The story is an adaptation of Freidrich Schiller's story. It focuses on the legendary Swiss marksman William Tell as part of the greater Swiss struggle for independence from the Habsburg Empire in the early 14th century.


Artosphere Festival Orchestra - ROSSINI - William Tell Overture