Gioachino Rossini (February 29, 1792 - November 13, 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs and some instrumental and piano pieces, and is best known for his instrumental introduction William Tell Overture, which had been in many Disney media, such as The Band Concert, in a Mistro Minnie cartoon in Mickey Mouse Works and The Princess Diaries.