Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792–1868), was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. His best-known operas include Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, Il viaggio a Reims, L'italiana in Algeri, Il turco in Italia, Semiramide, Tancredi, Otello, and Guillaume Tell. A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores.

Wednesday of February 1792 Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini is born in Pesaro, Marche, Italy.

❦ The beloved, Luciano Pavarotti: "King of the High C's." Italy

Luciano Pavarotti, Italian one of the greatest tenors in the World ever

Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)   stands as one of the great French composers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He single-handedly brought French chamber music to a level where one could reasonably consider it alongside the German tradition. In addition, he is the locus classicus of the French art song, as central to that tradition as Franz Schubert is to German Lieder.

Gabriel Fauré stands as one of the great French composers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He single-handedly brought French chamber music to a level equal to the German tradition.

"My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require." ~Edward Elgar

In our November concert we will be singing 'The Music Makers' by Sir Edward Elgar Many of Elgar's works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in

Opera Singer Joan Sutherland in the Title Role of "Lucia Di Lammermoor" at the Metropolitan Opera

Famous Australian women, Melba and Joan Sutherland are two amazing opera singers who enchanted audiences around the world. Their outstanding achievements are a great contribution to Australian opera.

Gioachino Rossini - have watched his opera "The Barbara of Seville" on a couple of occasions.

Portrait of Gioachino Rossini in International Museum and Library of Music, Bologna, 29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was a composer of the Romantic Era who wrote symphonies, concertos, chamber music, piano works and many songs inspired by poetry. His wife Clara was also a respected pianist and composer. Tragically Schumann suffered from mental illness and died in an asylum.

Robert Schumann was a composer of the Romantic Era who wrote symphonies, concertos, chamber music, piano works and many songs inspired by poetry. His wife Clara was also a respected pianist and composer. Tragically Schumann suffered from menta

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