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