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Gioacchino Rossini
(1792-1868) born on
Feb 01
Italian opera composer. He wrote 39 operas including "The Barber of Seville," 1816 and "William Tell," 1929.
         
   
F
Rossini would have been a great composer if his teacher had spanked him enough on the backside.

R
Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.
A
Give me a laundry-list and I'll set it to music.
N
One cannot judge 'Lohengrin' from a first hearing, and I certainly do not intend to hear it a second time.
K
Answer them [critics] with silence and indifference. It works better, I assure you, than anger and argument. . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Of Rossini by Ludwig von Beethoven; In "The Guinness Book of Poisonous Quotes," ed. Colin Jarman.
R: In "The Guinness Book of Poisonous Quotes," ed. Colin Jarman.
A: Quoted in Evan Esar (ed.), Treasury of Humorous Quotations
N: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
K: In "Friendly Advice," ed. Jon Winokur, 1990.
   


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