Photograph on album page with title cover-page. Sheet 330 x 256mm. 13 x 10".
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868), Italian composer who is known for his inspired and song-like melodies, hence his nickname "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.
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