Who is Gioachino Rossini?

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

Quotes by Gioachino Rossini

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

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

Gioachino Rossini

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

Gioachino Rossini

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

Gioachino Rossini

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

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“Music is a kind of harmonious language.”

Gioachino Rossini

“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.”

Gioachino Rossini

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

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

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

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“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.”

Gioachino Rossini