Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Famous Works Involving Orchestra
Guillaume Tell (William Tell) Overture, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) Overture, La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) Overture
- Rossini wrote 39 operas, many of which are still performed today!
- He created the “Rossini Crescendo”, in which the orchestral sound builds up over a repeated phrase to create an exciting climax to his overtures.
- Rossini was known for being a procrastinator. He often wrote many of his operas in a very short period of time.
Get to know Rossini in this video by Columbus Symphony Violist Ken Matsuda!
Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Rossini’s Music
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