Google honors the italian composer Gioachino Rossini with a funny frog-doodle. Rossini was born 220 years ago, on 29th february 1792. This year is a leap year. And because frog leap Google used to show frogs to symbolize the leap year. So the Google designers decide to celbrate both. And the combine the frogs with a scene of the famous Rossini opera „The Barber of Seville“.
Hop nobody says that Google thinks Rossini’s music is just „croak croak“ ;-) Here the Rossini-Doodle:
The scenery plays in a forrest with green gras. Four frogs can be seen. On the left a frogs plays piano. A blond hair frog sings a love song while jumping up. I think she symbolizeses the leap year :-) On the right sits a frog ready to get shaved – what an idea :-)
Gioachino Rossini was born into a musician family. When he was a child he learn to play a lot of instruments e.g violine and piano. With the age of 12 years he composed his first works. During his long life he wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.
His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell (William Tell). A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname „The Italian Mozart.“ Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history. (source: Wikipedia)
Here the Rossini doodle as a video including the „leap year doodles“ of 2008 and 2004:
via tagSeoBlog: „Lustiges Gioachino Rossini Google Doodle„