Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini died on this day in 1868 – aged 76.
One of the most popular opera composers in history, his signature works include: ‘The Barber of Seville’, ‘La Cenerentola’, ‘Moïse et Pharaon’ and ‘Guillaume Tell’.
Rossini died and was buried in Paris – but his remains were moved to Florence 19 years later – at the request of the Italian government.
ROSSINI | OVERTURE FROM ‘LA GAZZA LADRA’ | CLAUDIO ABBADO & VIENNA PHILHARMONIC | 1991
Rossini: 14 Overtures |CD|
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: June 13, 1995