"the overture to The Thieving Magpie"
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Public DomainGioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

La gazza ladra by Gioachino Rossini

The producer apparently had to lock Rossini in a room the day before the performance in order to get the overture out of him. Rossini would throw the sheets out of the window below, where they would be swiftly gathered up and sent to the copyist. 

 

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Kurt Redel – The Thieving Magpie: Overture