Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari
Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari (baptised 2 April 1763 – 2 December 1842) was born in Rovereto in the Italian Alps, and was an Italian composer and singing teacher who spent most of his career in France and England. Four of his operas, I due svizzeri, II Rinaldo d'Asti, L'eroina di Raab, and Lo sbaglio fortunato premiered in the King's Theatre, London. He also composed two ballets, a Mass, and numerous piano sonatas.
- I due Svizzeri (opera buffa in one act, premiered King's Theatre, London, 14 May 1799)
- II Rinaldo d'Asti (opera buffa in two acts, premiered King's Theatre, London, 16 March 1802)
- L'eroina di Raab (opera seria in two acts, premiered King's Theatre, London, 8 April 1813)
- Lo sbaglio fortunato (opera buffa in one act, premiered King's Theatre, London 8 May 1817)
- Borea e Zeffiro (premiered King's Theatre, London, 1805)
- La dama di spirito a Napoli (premiered King's Theatre, London, 1809)
- Breve tratto di canto italiano, also published in English translation as Concise Treatise on Italian Singing (1818)
- Studio di musica teorica pratica (1830)
- Anedotti piacevoli e interessanti occorsi nella vita Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, da Rovereto (1830).
- Di Marco (1996) and Slonimsky and Kuhn (2001) give only the date of baptism. A memorial plaque in Rovereto, Ferrari's birthplace, gives his year of birth as 1763 (see Lapide Storiche Rovereto, Gotifredo Ferrari). Two older sources, Gehring (1900) p. 513 and Saint-Foix (1939) p. 455, give the unlikely year of birth as 1759.
- Di Marco, Alessandra (1996). "Ferrari, Iacopo (Giacomo) Gotifredo". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Vol 46. Treccani. Retrieved online 28 May 2013 (in Italian).
- Ferrari, Giacomo Gotifredo (1830). Aneddoti piacevoli ed interessanti occorsi nella vita di Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari da Roveredo (facs. ed. R. Vettori, Rovereto 1992).
- Ferrari, Giacomo Gotifredo (1830). Pleasing and Interesting Anecdotes: An Autobiography of Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari translated from the Italian original by Stephen Thompson Moore. (Hillsdale: Pendragon Press, 2017). Series: Lives in Music no. 12.
- Gehring, Franz (1900). "Ferrari, Giacomo Gotifredo" in George Grove (ed.) A Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Vol. 1, p. 513. Macmillan
- Saint-Foix, Georges (1939). "A Musical Traveler: Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari (1759-1842)" (translated by Arthur Mendel). The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 455–465. Retrieved online 28 May 2013 (subscription required).
- Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura (2001). "Ferrari, Giacomo Gotifredo". Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Retrieved online via HighBeam Research 28 May 2013 (subscription required).
- Vettori, Romano (2012)."Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari e la musica per tastiera", Rovereto, Accademia di Musica Antica.
- Public domain scores by Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari on the International Music Score Library Project
- Ferrari's 1830 autobiography Aneddoti piacevoli e interessanti occorsi nella vita di Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, da Rovereto on Archive.org (in Italian)
- Premio Ferrari International Fortepiano Competition
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