Birth and Life

Gioacchino Rossini


Date of birth 29. 2. 1792
Country of birth Italy



Date of death 13. 11. 1868
Cemetery Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 43.7701953, 11.2651326

Rossini had first been buried at Pere Lachaise in Paris, and was reburied in the Santa Croce basilica in Florence in 1887.

Summary from Wikipedia

Rossini moved to Paris in 1824 where he began to set French librettos to music. His last opera was the epic William Tell (Guillaume Tell), featuring its iconic overture which helped to usher in grand opera in France. A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which earned him the nickname "the Italian Mozart." He was a rapid and prolific composer, quoted as joking, "Give me the laundress' bill and I will even set that to music."[3] He also earned the nickname "Signor Crescendo" for his use of an exciting buildup of orchestral sound over a repeated phr ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 12. 11. 2015

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