June 12, 1857|
|Died||November 19, 1928
|Occupation(s)||Violinist and composer|
|Years active||Circa 1880–1928|
Early life and education
Born in Turin on 12 June 1857, Simonetti left his family in Bologna (this can be gleaned from his letter to Mr Hill (of Hills and Sons) written in 1922,) and completed his studies under Francesco Bianchi, Eugenio Cavallini, Giuseppe Gamba, Charles Dancla, regarded as the last exponent of the classical French school of violin playing, and Camillo Sivori, the only pupil of Niccolo Paganini.
Simonetti died aged 71 in London on 19 November 1928.
- Ronde joyeuse for string orchestra
- Sérénade for string orchestra
- Chamber music
- Allegretto Romantico in D minor for viola and piano (published 1897)
- Andante melancolique for violin (or cello) and piano
- Ballata in C minor for viola and piano (published 1897)
- Berceuse for violin and piano
- Canzonetta for violin and piano
- Capriccio for violin and piano
- Cavatina for cello and piano
- Elegia for cello and piano
- Furlana, Italian Dance for violin and piano
- Madrigale in D major for violin and piano (1901); Music has been set to this by Pietro Florida.
- Mazurka for violin and piano
- Minuetto for violin and piano
- Notturnino for violin and piano
- Rêverie for violin and piano
- Romanza for violin and piano
- Romanzetta for violin and piano
- Scènes montagnardes for violin and piano, Op. 12
- Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano, Op. 9
- String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 14 (published 1904)
- String Quartet No. 2 in B♭ major, Op. 16 (published c.1904)
- Caprice-Mazurka for piano
- Trois Morceaux caractéristiques (3 Character Pieces) for piano
- "Achille Simonetti is born". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- "Montagnana Books: Autographs Catalogue". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- "Charles Dancla: His Life & Times". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- Walter Starkie, Scholars and Gypsies (1963), P. 90-91.
- "Musik und Gender im Internet: Amina Goodwin". Retrieved 16 January 2011.
- "Composers' Biographies Letter S". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- "Achille Simonetti dies". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- "Madrigale, Florida, Music by Simonetti". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
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