Vincenzo Bellini biography
 

Vincenzo Bellini


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Died:1835
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Vincenzo Bellini Biography


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Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (November 3, 1801 – September 23, 1835) was an Italian opera composer. Foremost a lyricist, Bellini was the quintessential composer of Bel canto opera.

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Life

Born in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Bellini was a child prodigy and legend has it he could sing an air of Firoavanti at eighteen months, began studying music theory at two, the piano at three, and by the age of five could play well. His first composition dates from his sixth year. Regardless, of the veracity of these claims, it is certain that Bellini grew up in a musicial household and that a career as a musician was never in doubt.

Bellini died in Puteaux, near Paris, and was buried next to Chopin in Pere Lachaise.

Works

Bellini is best known for his opera Norma, the title role of which is considered the most difficult role in the soprano repertoire. During the 20th century, only a small number of singers were able to assay it with success: Rosa Ponselle in the early 1920s, later Joan Sutherland in the 1950s and 1960s. Maria Callas was the famous Norma of the postwar period; she performed it many times and recorded it twice.

Main operas

Other important Bel Canto opera composers



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15 Composizioni Da Camera - High Voice "(15 Chamber Compositions). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). For high voice solo and piano accompaniment. Vocal Collection. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Collection. Vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment, text translations and introductory tex

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15 Composizioni da Camera (Low Voice). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Vocal Collection. 80 pages. Published by Ricordi

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Canzoni Per Voce (High Voice) "(Songs for Voice and Piano). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). For high voice and piano. Vocal. Classical Period. Collection. Vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. 158 pages. Ricordi #R138721. Published by Ricordi"

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Norma (Vocal Score). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Score. Vocal Score. 280 pages. Ricordi #RCP41684/05. Published by Ricordi

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Oboe Concerto in Eb (Set of performance parts). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Edited by Henrich LeskÑ. Woodwind Solo. 23 pages. Ricordi #R131679. Published by Ricordi

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I Puritani (Vocal Score). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Score. Vocal Score. 280 pages. Ricordi #RCP41685/05. Published by Ricordi

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I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Vocal Score). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Score. Vocal Score. 164 pages. Ricordi #RCP42043/05. Published by Ricordi

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La sonnambula (Vocal Score). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Vocal Score. Vocal Score. Book only. 201 pages. Ricordi #RCP41686/05. Published by Ricordi

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Casta Diva (from Norma) (Voice and Piano). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Vocal Solo. 6 pages. Ricordi #R54323. Published by Ricordi

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Cantolopera: Bellini Arias for Soprano (Cantolopera Collection). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Cantolopera Series. Play Along. Collection and Performance/Accompaniment CD. 102 pages. Ricordi #R139606. Published by Ricordi

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Oh! quante volte (from I Capuleti e i Montecchi) (Voice and Piano). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Vocal Solo. 8 pages. Ricordi #R109813. Published by Ricordi

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Qui la voce (from I Puritani) (Voice and Piano). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Vocal Solo. 12 pages. Ricordi #R54324. Published by Ricordi

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Favorite Tenor Arias By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Vocal Collection. Softcover. 88 pages. Ricordi #R139330. Published by Ricordi

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Canzoni Per Voce (Medium Voice) "(Songs for Voice and Piano). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). For medium voice and piano. Vocal. Classical Period. Collection. Vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. 142 pages. Ricordi #R138722. Published by Ricordi"

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"I Capuletti e i Montecchi: Act I, Romanza: Oh quante volte, oh quante! (soprano) Romeo and Juliet" "By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). For 1, 2, 2, 2 - 2, 0, 0, 0, timpani, harp, strings, solo soprano. Italian: Romantic. Full score. Composed 1830. Duration 8.5 minutes. Published by Edwin F. Kalmus"

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Liriche (Voice and Piano). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Vocal Collection. Softcover. 82 pages. Ricordi #RNR139668. Published by Ricordi

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La sonnambula (Full Score). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Misc. Softcover. 467 pages. Ricordi #RPR1394. Published by Ricordi

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I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Piano/Vocal Score Reduction Based on the Critical Edition). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Opera. 398 pages. Hal Leonard #RCP138472. Published by Hal Leonard

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Ah! non credea mirarti (from La Sonnambula) (Voice and Piano). By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Vocal Solo. 10 pages. Ricordi #R54327. Published by Ricordi

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Norma By Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Full Score. 440 pages. Ricordi #RPR1385. Published by Ricordi

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