Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Rossini, Gioacchino

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.His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola, and the French-language epics Mose et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell. A tendency for inspi... read more

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as s... read more

Recommended Recording

Rossini - Overtures

Rossini - Overtures

Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra

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