“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Justicia in Madrid, Spain

Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2022
1. Gioachino Rossini Marker
Aquí estuvo
durante la década de 1830
la fonda de genieys
donde vivió el músico
Gioachino Rossini
cuando compuso su
Stabat Mater

(English translation:)

During the 1830's this was the site of the Genieys Inn, where the musician Gioachino Rossini lived when he composed his work Stabat Mater.
Erected 1991 by Ayuntiemento de Madrid.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the City of Madrid - "Yellow Diamond" series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 40° 25.213′ N, 3° 41.989′ W. Marker is in Madrid. It is in Justicia. Marker is on Calle de la Reina just west of Calle del Clavel, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madrid 28004, Spain. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victor Hugo (a few steps from this marker); Bar Chicote (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fidel Pagés Miravé (about 90 meters away); Angel Martín Pompey
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(about 90 meters away); Eduardo Chicharro (about 120 meters away); Enrique Jardiel Poncela (about 180 meters away); Santa María Micaela (Madre Sacramento) (about 210 meters away); Doña María de Miranda (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madrid.
Also see . . .
1. Gioachino Rossini (Memoria de Madrid). Short piece in Spanish that provides more details on Rossini's stay here at this location.
Excerpt (translated): "The composer arrived in Madrid in the company of his friend the Marquis of Las Marismas in 1831. He stayed at La Fonda de Genieys, which was housed in the Masserano palace, in this place on Calle del Clavel, corner of La Reina. La Fonda was considered one of the best in the Court despite the fact that there were many and varied ones in the city, since Madrid was a highly attractive destination for romantic travellers.... A large part of his "Stabat Mater" was written in it, but he was unable to finish it in this place, since he interrupted it due to his low back pain and his depressive tendencies, until, years later, he finished it and premiered it in Bologna, in 1842."
(Submitted on May 7, 2022.) 

2. Stabat Mater (Rossini) (Wikipedia)
Gioachino Rossini Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2022
2. Gioachino Rossini Marker - wide view
. A brief history of the piece, noting that the piece had an uncredited co-composer, questions of copyright, and an anonymous critical attack on it by a young and at that time nearly unknown composer named Richard Wagner. (Submitted on May 7, 2022.) 

3. Gioachino Rossini (Wikipedia).
"Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces, and some sacred music. He set new standards for both comic and serious opera before retiring from large-scale composition while still in his thirties, at the height of his popularity."
(Submitted on May 7, 2022.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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