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Retirement from Operatic Composition

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1829–1830, the likelihood of Gioachino Rossini’s retirement from operatic composition was a widely reported news story; by the end of the decade it was a fact of life, regretted by some, ... More


Overtures

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Overtures were sometimes adapted or reused, to the great joy of the anti-Gioachino Rossini brigade, who were fond of pointing out that whereas Ludwig van Beethoven wrote four overtures for one opera, ... More


La gazza ladra and the Semiseria Style

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In all other respects the operas are complementary, contrasted versions of the semiseria genre, with its unpredictable mix of comedy, drama, melodrama, and incipient tragedy. The orderliness which ... More


Martyrdom and Exile: The Narrative of Chopin's F Major Ballade

Jonathan D. Bellman

in Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chopin's Second Ballade, Op. 38, appeared in a culture in which operatic styles and strategies were well understood, and at a time when Poland's desperate political situation was on minds of many and ... More


Rome and Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816)

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini arrived in Rome in the early part of November 1815 to oversee a reworked version of Il turco in Italia and to write a new piece for the Teatro Valle, a sentimental ‘rescue’ opera in ... More


Paris and the Opéra, 1819–21

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Viotti in his role as director of the Paris Opéra and the Théâtre Italien in the period 1819–21. Several letters are cited showing how he dealt with disciplinary, financial, ... More


Rossini: His Life and Works

Richard Osborne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was one of the most influential, as well as one of the most industrious and emotionally complex of the great 19th-century composers. Between 1810 and 1829, he wrote 39 operas, a ... More


Rossini’s William Tell (Part I)

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

When Rossini’s opera, in 1829, was hailed as a great new turn in the composer’s manner, Berlioz was dismissive. In this piece he reverses his stand, calling the opera a masterpiece (even if flawed), ... More


Gluck’s Iphigenia in Tauris

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This selection contains the introductory part of a four-part essay devoted to the opera that Berlioz considered Gluck’s masterpiece (for the remainder, see the Companion Website). That he should ... More


Les heureux étrangers—Italian Music Drama

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines works by Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and considers the ways in which Italian music drama was adapted to the conventional boundaries of ... More


Paris (1824–1829)

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini’s return to Paris in July 1824 was relatively brief. Affairs in Bologna needed seeing to before what promised to be a protracted stay abroad. His mother was no longer in the best of ... More


Bologna, Paris, Madrid (1829–1834):: Stabat mater, Olympe Pélissier, and Balzac

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Théâtre Italien’s Édouard Robert spent the winter on a long-drawn-out scouting mission through Italy, beginning and ending in Bologna. He was looking for singers and operas, but he was also ... More


Paris, the Rhineland, and Return to Italy (1835–1846)

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Since Gioachino Rossini’s return to Paris in 1830, he had taken to writing occasional items for individual singers and particular social gatherings, principal among which was the salon of the ... More


Times of Barricades and Assassinations: Bologna, Florence, and Departure from Italy (1847–1855)

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Sicilian revolt in January 1848 set in train a series of uprisings throughout Europe. Bologna was quickly involved and, as inevitably happens at such times, matters quickly got out of hand. ... More


Return to Paris (1855)

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini’s journey from Florence to Paris took the best part of a month. There was agreeable spring weather and a stopover in Nice, where Rossini was serenaded by local musicians in the ... More


Saturday Soirées and a New Mass

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Over the next ten years, artists, scientists, politicians, diplomats, and the pick of Parisian society attended the Rossinis’ salon in the rue de la Chaussée d’Antin to mingle with and hear a galaxy ... More


Last Years (1865–1868)

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Most of Gioachino Rossini’s initiatives were unsuccessful in later life. In earlier years, he had been shrewd and successful in his dealings with impresarios, singers, governments, and kings. Now he ... More


Entr’ acte:: Some Problems of Approach to the Works

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The decline in the popularity of Gioachino Rossini’s operas, which Henry Chorley had noted as early as the 1840s, was followed after Rossini’s death by a decline in his overall reputation and in the ... More


The Early Operas (I):: Farse for Venice’s Teatro San Moisè

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1810, Italian opera was in serious need of a rebirth. Such emergent talent as there was generally lacked personality, vision, and the power to innovate. Gioachino Rossini, who possessed all three ... More


The Early Operas (II):: Demetrio e Polibio, L’equivoco stravagante, Ciro in Babilonia, La pietra del paragone

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was 12 when he wrote six 12-string sonatas. At much the same time, he took the first step towards translating these precociously developed instrumental skills into his mother’s ... More


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