Entries by Amy Robinson

November Program Notes 2022

Written by Todd Giles   Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to Il Signor Bruschino, or The Accidental Son (1813) Rossini (1792–1868) was a prolific Italian composer of thirty-two operas, including The Italian Girl in Algiers and The Barber of Seville, two cornerstones of opera buffa, or comic opera. Between the ages of 18 and 21, he wrote […]

October Program Notes 2022

Written by Todd Giles   Christopher Rouse: “The Infernal Machine” from Phantasmata (1981) Christopher Rouse (1949–2019) started out his musical career as a rock & roll drummer before attending Oberlin and Cornell to study music. Along with an affinity for the likes of Led Zeppelin, Rouse’s music was also influenced by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Hector […]