Domenico Ferrari

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Domenico Ferrari (1722 – 1780)[1] was an Italian violinist and composer.

He was born in Piacenza in 1772, and was a pupil of Giuseppe Tartini. For a period he lived in Cremona. He began to travel in 1749, finding great success in Vienna. In 1753 he became a member of the court orchestra at Stuttgart, where Pietro Nardini was leader. He twice visited Paris, performing successfully. He died – murdered, according to report – in Paris in 1780.[2]

Although he had great technical ability, contemporary critics thought that his playing style did not retain that of his teacher Tartini.[2]


He wrote for the violin: he left a concerto, six trio sonatas and 36 sonatas for solo violin.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ferrari, Domenico Treccani. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b David, Paul (1900). "Ferrari, Domenico" . In Grove, George (ed.). A Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: Macmillan and Company.

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