Classical For Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

From the Archives - Rossini Reimagined

Gioacchino Rossini in 1865
Étienne Carjat
Harvard Art Museums
Composer George Gershwin, pictured in July 1937.

Few composers have brought more joy and sheer fun to audiences than Gioachino Rossini. Hear his music as reimagined by Ottorino Respighi and Benjamin Britten into suites that are sure to charm and delight you.

Compositions and Recordings

La Boutique Fantasque
by Gioachino Rossini
Richard Bonynge with the National Philharmonic

Soirees Musicales Op. 9
by Gioachino Rossini
Robert Irving with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and afternoon host for Classical KC. You can reach her at