Signor Gioacchino Rossini.
Stipple, laid on album page. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4½").
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) the Italian composer, famous for his operas, sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano compositions. His music was made up of song-like melodies, which inspired his nickname "the Italian Mozart". 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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