"screaming and roaring with pleasure as I wildly and doubtless unrhythmically conducted Beethoven's Egmont and the overtures of Rossini"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)  was a German composer and pianist.

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) was an Italian composer of 39 operas.

 

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 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Egmont Overture: the overture to a series of incidental musical pieces written by Beethoven for the 1787 play Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

 Rossini – William Tell Overture - Finale