Rossini on “Lohengrin” – Speaking of Rossini….

One of the more funnier quips from a composer and it makes sense since Wagner was a giant at the time, garnering most of the attention.

“One cannot judge Lohengrin [by Wagner] from a first hearing, and I certainly do not intend to hear it a second time.”  – Rossini

Personally, the piano doesn’t come to mind when I think of Rossini until I heard this work,”Prélude inoffensif.” I have taken quite a liking to the work and its clear, just as clear when you hear the great Chopin works, that the romantic period was slamming the door on the prototypical piano model.  Great works came after but still everything has concievably been done in that style and nothing new is in the offing.  To be new is to be different.


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