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Gioacchino Rossini, the reluctant hero

Author: Alan Kendall
Publisher: London : V. Gollancz, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Rossini, published to mark the bicentenary of his birth. It examines each of his operas, provides insights into the bizarre opera industry of early 19th-century Italy and interweaves  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gioacchino Rossini; Gioacchino Rossini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Kendall
ISBN: 0575051787 9780575051782
OCLC Number: 25665821
Description: 276 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Genius Takes Wing --
Failures and Successes --
Triumph in Venice --
The Lure of the South: Naples and Rome --
Years of Industry --
The God of Harmony --
Triumph and Farewell --
The Return to Italy --
Bologna and the End of an Era --
Paris and the Sins of Old Age --
The Last Mortal Sin --
Epilogue --
Catalogue of Rossini's Works --
Index of Persons and Places --
Index of Rossini's Compositions.
Other Titles: Gioacchino Rossini
Responsibility: Alan Kendall.

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