Gioachino Rossini

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Figaro Figaro Figaro! The Barber of Seville: "Largo Al Factotum"Gioachino Rossini
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The Thieving MagpieGioachino Rossini
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Sheherazade, Op. 35: III. The Young Prince and The Young PrincessGioachino Rossini
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Mississippi Suite: III. Old Creole DaysGioachino Rossini
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Grand Canyon Suite: I. SunriseGioachino Rossini
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      Despite his long life, this native of Pesaro, Italy (who moved to Bologna at the age of 12) pursued a remarkably short career as an operatic composer, for he retired from stage work in 1829 after a remarkable stretch as opera's most spectacular young genius. It seems to have been some kind of nevous condition which impelled him to avoid the pressures of the very iffy world of producing new operas. For the last 40 years of his life, approximately, he lived handsomely off the proc... Read more

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