Rossini Anniversary – Once Every 4 Years

 

Strictly speaking, we only get to celebrate Rossini's birth anniversary every 4 years. Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born on February 29th 1792 (d 1868). He had a reputation as a bon vivant as you can tell from his portraits -but found the time to compose 39 operas - which are still amongst the most often performed worldwide - and a substantial amount of choral and instrumental music. 

This is the Overture to Semiramide played by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

 

 
Posted on February 28, 2014 @ 11.22
 

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