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Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Composer: Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Dates: 29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868

Nationality: Italian

Title of Piece: Figaro’s Aria


Brief Biography: Rossini composed thirty-nine operas as well as sacred and instrumental music. He was nicknamed the Italian Mozart because of his tendency for inspired, song-like scores. As was common-practice for deadline-pressed operatic composers Rossini reused previous compositions in his work. A characteristic of his orchestral composition in the continuous building of of the ostinato therefore creating a whisper to a tempestuous crescendo effect.