Autograph musical quotation signed, one page - on an album page, 10 x 5,5 inch, Bologna, 5.02.1851, musical quotation for pianoforte titled `Vivace` - 8 bars on a single system of two staves, written and signed in dark ink "Giachino Rossini", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Giachino Antonio Rossini in a half length portrait (altogether 11,75 x 16,5 inch), with browning - in fine condition. Provenance: Sotheby's, 15 May 1996, lot 479.
A miniature composition for piano. Rossini was by now 16 years into the `Great Renunciation` - his astonishing abandonment of opera after `Guillaume Tell` in 1830. He had moved from Paris to Bologna in 1835, although by 1851, when he executed this brief composition on an album page, he was primarily based in Florence.
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(1792-1868) Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.
Year of Birth: 1792
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