Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

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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

Fun Facts

  • 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

  • None at this time

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