Rossini’s wit were said to be biting, and his cynicism didn’t leave anyone out, including himself. “Six disgraceful sonatas, written by me during the vacation time spent (near Ravenna) at my friend and patron’s, Agostin Trossi, in the very young age, when I had not yet taken even one lesson of accompaniment [harmony].” That’s how his handwritten note mentioned his 6 famous sonatas written by the age of 12. He started as a 6-year-old playing triangle in his father’s ensemble, and in the end achieved great fame as an opera composer. He finished musical works by the number 39, and because he’s always have been fond of cuisine delicacies, the rest of his days he devoted to the tasting of life. This evening will not be “biting” but finger-licking good, as guaranteed by the Rossini’s italian recipe for success.
For reasons independent of Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic the Vilnius String Quartet had to cancel their performance, resulting in the change in the concert’s programme.