Gioachino Antonio Rossini was an Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces, and some works of sacred music. He set new standards for both comic and serious opera before retiring from large-scale composition while still in his thirties, at the height of his fame.
|Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.||Music, Chants & Rapps|
|Give me a laundry-list and I'll set it to music.||Music, Chants & Rapps|
|Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour.|
|One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time.||Time|
|Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.|
|Wagner is a composer who has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours.|