Etching. 215 x 165mm. 8½ x 9½". Trimmed.
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) was an Italian composer, famous for his operas, sacred music, chamber music, songs and some intrusmental and piano compositions. His music was made up of song-like melodies, which inspired his nickanme "the Italian Mozart." Rossini was one of the most popular composers of his time with success after success. He was a foreign associate of the institute and grand officer of the Legion d'honneur, amongst other innumerable orders. Following Rossini's death, Verdi proposed to collaborate with twelve other Italian composers on a "Requiem for Rossini", to be performed on the first anniversary of his death. The score was written, but the performance was abandoned shortly before its scheduled premiere.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17247] £120.00