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Pepi Pilibossian, Mikael Oganes, and Harout Senekeremian perform Rossini’s Barber of Seville Fantasie at Classical Underground.

Gioachino Rossini

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About the composer…

Gioachino Rossini, a renowned composer in the world of classical music, was born on February 29, 1792, in Pesaro, Italy. From a young age, Rossini showed immense talent and passion for music, which led him to pursue a career as a composer. His father, a horn player, recognized his son’s potential and provided him with the necessary education and support.

Rossini’s musical career began to flourish in his early twenties when he composed several successful operas, including “The Barber of Seville” and “La Cenerentola.” These works showcased his mastery of both comedic and dramatic elements, earning him widespread recognition and acclaim. Rossini’s innovative compositions, characterized by their melodic richness and technical brilliance, revolutionized the opera scene of his time.

Throughout his life, Rossini composed over forty operas, as well as numerous solo vocal works, chamber music, and sacred music. His compositions were known for their catchy melodies, rhythmic vitality, and expressive harmonies. Rossini’s ability to capture the essence of human emotions through music made him one of the most influential composers of his era.

Despite his early success, Rossini gradually withdrew from composing operas in his thirties. He devoted more time to conducting and overseeing theatrical productions. In later years, he focused on writing instrumental and sacred music. Rossini’s contributions to the world of classical music remain invaluable, as his works continue to be performed and celebrated by musicians and audiences worldwide.

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