The Life of Rossini
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The Life of Rossini

By Henry Sutherland Edwards
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Table of Contents
  • THE LIFE OF ROSSINI.
    • CONTENTS.
  • LIFE OF ROSSINI.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • PART I. ROSSINI AND HIS EARLY WORKS.
      • CHAPTER I. ROSSINI’S YOUTH.
      • CHAPTER II. ITALIAN OPERA UNTIL “TANCREDI.”
      • CHAPTER III. FOUR HISTORICAL OPERAS.
      • CHAPTER IV. MOZART AND ROSSINI.
      • CHAPTER V. ROSSINI’S REFORMS IN SERIOUS OPERA.
      • CHAPTER VI. ROSSINI’S REFORMS IN COMIC OPERA.
      • CHAPTER VII. ROSSINI’S REFORMS IN WRITING FOR THE VOICE.
      • CHAPTER VIII. FROM MILAN TO NAPLES.
    • CHAPTER I. ROSSINI’S YOUTH.
    • CHAPTER II. ITALIAN OPERA UNTIL “TANCREDI.”
    • CHAPTER III. FOUR HISTORICAL OPERAS.
    • CHAPTER IV. MOZART AND ROSSINI.
    • CHAPTER V. ROSSINI’S REFORMS IN SERIOUS OPERA.
    • CHAPTER VI. ROSSINI’S REFORMS IN COMIC OPERA.
    • CHAPTER VII. ROSSINI’S REFORMS IN WRITING FOR THE VOICE.
    • CHAPTER VIII. FROM MILAN TO NAPLES.
    • PART II. ROSSINI AT NAPLES.
      • CHAPTER I. ROSSINI, BARBAJA, AND MDLLE. COLBRAN.
      • CHAPTER II. ELISABETTA—ROSSINI’S DÉBUT AT NAPLES.
      • CHAPTER III. ROSSINI VISITS ROME—TORVALDO E DORLISKA.
      • CHAPTER IV. BEAUMARCHAIS, PAISIELLO, AND ROSSINI.
      • CHAPTER V. “THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.”
      • CHAPTER VI. “THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.”—FIRST REPRESENTATION.
      • CHAPTER VII. OTELLO: FURTHER REFORMS IN OPERA SERIA.
      • CHAPTER VIII. ROSSINI’S REPRODUCTIONS FROM HIMSELF.
      • CHAPTER IX. “LA GAZZA LADRA”: THE CONTRALTO VOICE.
      • CHAPTER X. ARMIDA, ADELAIDA, AND ADINA.
      • CHAPTER XI. “MOSÈ IN EGITTO:” REFORMS IN OPERA SERIA.
      • CHAPTER XII. THREE UNFAMILIAR WORKS.
      • CHAPTER XIII. SACRED AND SECULAR SUBJECTS.
      • CHAPTER XIV. “LA DONNA DEL LAGO.”
      • CHAPTER XV. END OF ROSSINI’S ITALIAN CAREER.
    • CHAPTER I. ROSSINI, BARBAJA, AND MDLLE. COLBRAN.
    • CHAPTER II. ELISABETTA—ROSSINI’S DÉBUT AT NAPLES.
    • CHAPTER III. ROSSINI VISITS ROME—TORVALDO E DORLISKA.
    • CHAPTER IV. BEAUMARCHAIS, PAISIELLO, AND ROSSINI.
    • CHAPTER V. “THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.”
    • CHAPTER VI. “THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.”—FIRST REPRESENTATION.
    • CHAPTER VII. OTELLO: FURTHER REFORMS IN OPERA SERIA.
    • CHAPTER VIII. ROSSINI’S REPRODUCTIONS FROM HIMSELF.
    • CHAPTER IX. “LA GAZZA LADRA”: THE CONTRALTO VOICE.
    • CHAPTER X. ARMIDA, ADELAIDA, AND ADINA.
    • CHAPTER XI. “MOSÈ IN EGITTO:” REFORMS IN OPERA SERIA.
    • CHAPTER XII. THREE UNFAMILIAR WORKS.
    • CHAPTER XIII. SACRED AND SECULAR SUBJECTS.
    • CHAPTER XIV. “LA DONNA DEL LAGO.”
    • CHAPTER XV. END OF ROSSINI’S ITALIAN CAREER.
    • PART III. ROSSINI’S FRENCH CAREER.
      • CHAPTER I. A VISIT TO LONDON—ROSSINI AND GEORGE IV.
      • CHAPTER II. ROSSINI’S OPERA FOR THE KING’S THEATRE.
      • CHAPTER III. ROSSINI IN PARIS.
      • CHAPTER IV. ROSSINI AND HIS CRITICS.
      • CHAPTER V. ROSSINI AT THE ITALIAN OPERA OF PARIS.
      • CHAPTER VI. ROSSINI AT THE ACADÉMIE.
      • CHAPTER VII. “GUILLAUME TELL.”
      • CHAPTER VIII. ROSSINI AFTER “WILLIAM TELL.”
      • CHAPTER IX. THE “STABAT MATER.”
      • LIST OF ROSSINI’S WORKS, WITH THE DATE OF THEIR PRODUCTION IN PUBLIC.
    • CHAPTER I. A VISIT TO LONDON—ROSSINI AND GEORGE IV.
    • CHAPTER II. ROSSINI’S OPERA FOR THE KING’S THEATRE.
    • CHAPTER III. ROSSINI IN PARIS.
    • CHAPTER IV. ROSSINI AND HIS CRITICS.
    • CHAPTER V. ROSSINI AT THE ITALIAN OPERA OF PARIS.
    • CHAPTER VI. ROSSINI AT THE ACADÉMIE.
    • CHAPTER VII. “GUILLAUME TELL.”
    • CHAPTER VIII. ROSSINI AFTER “WILLIAM TELL.”
    • CHAPTER IX. THE “STABAT MATER.”
    • LIST OF ROSSINI’S WORKS, WITH THE DATE OF THEIR PRODUCTION IN PUBLIC.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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