Gioachino Rossini

The author also notes the composer's relationship with the English theater. The book concludes with a chapter on the Stabat mater, mentioning Heine's views on the work (item 913). * —. Rossini and His School. Item 594. Escudier, Leon.

Author: Denise Gallo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135847010

Category: Music

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Giochino Rossini: A Research and Information Guide is designed as a tool for those beginning to study the life and works of Gioachino Rossini as well as for those who wish to explore beyond the established biographies and commentaries. The first edition was published in 2001, and represented a survey of some 878 publications relating to the composer’s life and works. The second edition is revised and updated to include the more than 150 books and articles written in the field of Rossini studies since then. Contents range from sources published in the early decades of the nineteenth century to works currently in progress. General subject areas include Rossini's biography, historical and analytical studies of his operatic and non-operatic compositions, his personal and professional associations, and the reassessment of his role in the development of nineteenth-century music.

Rossini and His School

Author: Henry Sutherland Edwards



Category: Opera

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By this stage, having abandoned opera, Niedermeyer was pouring all his energies into sacred music and song. ... Rossini took a close interest in the work of the school and was clearly much affected by Niedermeyer's death in 1861; ...

Author: Richard Osborne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199884579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Gioachino Rossini was one of the most influential, as well as one of the most industrious and emotionally complex of the great nineteenth-century composers. Between 1810 and 1829, he wrote 39 operas, a body of work, comic and serious, which transformed Italian opera and radically altered the course of opera in France. His retirement from operatic composition in 1829, at the age of 37, was widely assumed to be the act of a talented but lazy man. In reality, political events and a series of debilitating illnesses were the determining factors. After drafting the Stabat Mater in 1832, Rossini wrote no music of consequence for the best part of twenty-five years, before the clouds lifted and he began composing again in Paris in the late 1850s. During this glorious Indian summer of his career, he wrote 150 songs and solo piano pieces his 'Sins of Old Age' and his final masterpiece, the Petite Messe solennelle. The image of Rossini as a gifted but feckless amateur-the witty, high-spirited bon vivant who dashed off The Barber of Seville in a mere thirteen days-persisted down the years, until the centenary of his death in 1968 inaugurated a process of re-evaluation by scholars, performers, and writers. The original 1985 edition of Richard Osborne's pioneering and widely acclaimed Rossini redefined the life and provided detailed analyses of the complete Rossini oeuvre. Twenty years on, all Rossini's operas have been staged and recorded, a Critical Edition of his works is well advanced, and a scholarly edition of his correspondence, including 250 previously unknown letters from Rossini to his parents, is in progress. Drawing on these past two decades of scholarship and performance, this new edition of Rossini provides the most detailed portrait we have yet had of one of the worlds best-loved and most enigmatic composers.

The Lyrical Drama

regard to the composition of his orchestra and the construction of his musical pieces , that when Rossini wished to ... in his earlier works , must nevertheless be regarded as belonging more or less completely to the school of Rossini .

Author: Henry Sutherland Edwards



Category: Folk music

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Italy and the English Romantics

The justice of this complaint is not disputed; but the public taste ran too strongly in favour of Rossini and his school to be resisted.' The extent of Rossini's popularity may be gauged from contemporary accounts of his visit to ...

Author: C. P Brand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521247292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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A fashionable and well-informed interest in Italy was a feature of English intellectual life in the first half of the 19th century. Most cultured people could read Italian and knew something of Italian literature. Young ladies learned to sing in Italian, whilst young gentlemen completed their education with a tour in Italy. Painters went there to make copies from Raphael; architects to sketch the Graeco-Roman ruins. Men of letters in particular found themselves drawn to Italy and much Romantic literature reflects this interest; many works owe their origin to Italian literature. In this book, which was originally published in 1957, Dr Brand traces the growth and decline of the social fashion which made Italy the goal of so many cultured Englishmen. He examines in particular the extent and significance of Italy's fascination for the English romantic writers, and traces the effects of the fashion in music, painting, architecture and political affairs.

Fromental Hal vy and His Operas 1799 1841

INTRODUCTION Halévy is the French school, just as Mozart is the German school, Rossini is the Italian school, Meyerbeer is the Franco-German school, and Donizetti's easy verve, energetic and tender in turn, is the intimate alliance of ...

Author: Robert Ignatius Letellier

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527568776

Category: Music

Page: 684

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In his lifetime, the opera composer Fromental Halévy was considered the leader of the French school; his admirers included Wagner, Berlioz, and later Mahler. Today, he is chiefly remembered for his grand tragic opera La Juive (Paris, 1835), a unique work exploring the nature of freedom, faith, and tolerance. It has enjoyed rediscovery in recent times, and its perennial challenge to our presuppositions makes it a work of intense artistic significance. Halevy worked in the heady context of Paris after the 1830 Revolution and before the debacle of 1870—when the French capital was at the centre of the operatic world. He wrote some 30 operas in the established genres of grand opéra and opéra-comique. L’Éclair (1835) and Guido et Ginévra (1838) consolidated his success in these genres. This study throws light on this shadowy figure, looking at his life, his letters, contemporary opinion about him, and, most importantly, his operas. Each one is examined in terms of its origin, libretto, musical features, and place in the vibrant critical journalism of mid-19th century France. The text provides musical examples and something of the rich iconography that accompanied the creation of his works.


Anne High School. Bothwouldbegin classes afterLaborDay. The Rossini family planned a final vacation tripbefore the school year during the last week of August. They would return by Labor Day, to celebrate in the neighborhood and then for ...

Author: W. M. Vasquez

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 162907862X

Category: Fiction

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"W. M. Vasquez, author of Love's Bouquet, now gives us an international Love Story. Richard, an Italian-American Chicagoan, searches for love. A multi-millionaire financial wizard with middle class upbringing; he has power, money and fame in the financial world; but can't find true love or have a family. Love and marriage always fails him. He travels with a friend to the island of Leyte for his first fiesta. His friend's sister, Jheyza (jay sa), a mountain farm girl in the Philippines, develops a crush on Richard. Years later, Richard returns to Leyte to keep his promise of returning to her. She's now a grown woman; they fall in love. Will his dream be shattered with Jheyza or will Richard find his family? Jheyza's sayings for when a man and woman marry then they have a child, that will let their love live forever. She calls it "Eternal Filipina Love"."

The History of Music

The last great talent belonging to the school of Rossini is Gaetano Donizetti, born at Bergamo, in Lombardy, in 1797, where he died in 1848. This composer, though not so gifted as Rossini, was decidedly more versatile than his ...

Author: Emil Naumann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108061648

Category: History

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A two-volume 1888 English translation of Emil Naumann's Illustrierte Musikgeschichte, with additional chapters on English music by Frederick Gore Ouseley.

The Annual Register

His style , too , was now thoroughly matured , and what has ever since been recognized as the school of Rossini - a school which has found more disciples , good , bad , and indifferent , than probably any other in any art - may be said ...





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The High School Choralist A selection of choruses and four part songs from the works of the great masters

PUBLISHED BY OLIVER DITSON & co . , BOSTON , CO THE CHORALIST : Τ { ... Rossini . ( G ...... Handel . 1 A Collection of Standard Chorusses , Anthems , Trios , Quartettes , & c . , With an Accompaniment for Organ or Piano - forte .






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