Rossini's popularity in Italy in the early 1820s was certainly not echoed in France where he was regarded as 'an ill-bred parvenu, whose cheap popularity was an insult to a great musical tradition' and thus Stendhal, always an obstinate individualist, was the first of his contemporaries to recognise the genius of this important Italian composer. Stendhal's introduction to this book sets the musical climate in perspective with a history of the interregnum between the death of Cimarosa and the coming of Rossini.Details of ...

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