RossiniBook - 1986
A classical musician by training and a conservative by inclination, Rossini, nevertheless, broke the mold of the old Italian operatic order and laid the foundations for a new generation of romantically inspired music-dramatists. One of the most influential of nineteenth-century composers, intouch with many leading musicians of his day, Rossini was also the most complex of men--a mixture of affability and reserve, industry and indolence, wit and melancholy. This detailed biography also includes a survey of Rossini's choral works, and the vocal and solo piano music written during thelast decade of his life.
Publisher: London : J.M. Dent, c1986
Branch Call Number: B ROSSIN,G
Characteristics: 330 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm