Gioachino Rossini Quotes

Who is Gioachino Rossini?

Gioachino Rossini was an Italian classical composer known for Wilhelm Tell and The Barber of Seville.

Born February 29, 1792
Died November 13, 1868

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Best 11 Quotes by Gioachino Rossini

“Answer the critics with silence and indifference. It works better, I assure you, than anger and argument.”

“Beethoven I take twice a week, Haydn four times, and Mozart every day.”

“Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.”

“Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music.”

“If Beethoven is a prodigy of man, Bach is a miracle of God.”

“Music is a kind of harmonious language.”

“Nothing primes inspiration more than necessity, whether it be the presence of a copyist waiting for your work or the prodding of an impresario tearing his hair.”

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“One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time.”

“The language of music is common to all generations and nations; it is understood by everybody, since it is understood with the heart.”

“Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.”

“What love is to the heart, appetite is to the stomach. The stomach is the conductor that leads and livens up the great orchestra of our emotions.”

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