Gioachino Antonio Rossini
* 29 February 1792, Pesaro - † 13. November 1868 in Passy, Paris

Gioachino Antonio Rossini was an Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces, and some sacred music. He set new standards for both comic and serious opera before retiring from large-scale composition while still in his thirties, at the height of his popularity.He was one of the most important composers of Belcanto.

Gioachino Rossini - The Barber of Seville, Overture
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Maestro Yuri Temirkanov


Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture
Santa Monica High School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maestro Joni Swenson
Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague, April 12, 2014