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Gioachino Rossini:

About Gioachino Rossini

Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was born in 1792 and died in 1868, so you might think that he celebrated 76 birthdays. But Rossini was born in a leap year, on February 29th, so he only had 18 official birthdays! Rossini was the most successful opera composer of his day.

Music heard in this episode:

Rossini: Prelude, Theme and Variations
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Una Voce Poco Fa
Rossini: Sonata No. 1 in G
Rossini: Di Tanti Palpiti
Rossini: Variations on Di Tanti Palpiti
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Overture
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Largo Al Factotum
Rossini: Cat Duet
Rossini: William Tell Overture

Learn more about Gioachino Rossini

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This Week's Quiz

Rossini was born in what country?

 France

 Germany

 Italy

 Austria

What is a solo song in an opera called?

 concerto

 aria

 lied

 premier

What is the name of Rossini's best-known opera?

 The Magic Flute

 Aida

 La Boheme

 The Barber of Seville

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Gioachino Rossini:

About Gioachino Rossini

Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was born in 1792 and died in 1868, so you might think that he celebrated 76 birthdays. But Rossini was born in a leap year, on February 29th, so he only had 18 official birthdays! Rossini was the most successful opera composer of his day.

Music heard in this episode:

Rossini: Prelude, Theme and Variations
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Una Voce Poco Fa
Rossini: Sonata No. 1 in G
Rossini: Di Tanti Palpiti
Rossini: Variations on Di Tanti Palpiti
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Overture
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Largo Al Factotum
Rossini: Cat Duet
Rossini: William Tell Overture

Learn more about Gioachino Rossini

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Rossini was born in what country?

 France

 Germany

 Italy

 Austria

What is a solo song in an opera called?

 concerto

 aria

 lied

 premier

What is the name of Rossini's best-known opera?

 The Magic Flute

 Aida

 La Boheme

 The Barber of Seville

 

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