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Conversations with Rossini, by Ferdinand Hiller

Conversations with Rossini, by Ferdinand Hiller


Translated and annotated with an Introduction by Richard Osborne

The autobiography that Rossini never got round writing

The conversations the 63-year-old Rossini had with Ferdinand Hiller in Trouville in Normandy in September 1855, and the finely drafted impression of Rossini himself with which Hiller prefaces the conversations, will be of exceptional interest to all music lovers. No other single source offers so vivid a sense of Rossini the man and the musician, not to mention the many composers, performers, and people of influence he knew and met.

This is the first complete publication of the conversations in English.

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