Luigi Bassi (clarinetist)

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Luigi Bassi (1833–1871) was an Italian composer and clarinetist.

Bassi was born in Cremona and studied at the Milan Conservatory under Benedetto Carulli from 1846 to 1853.[1] He was the principal clarinetist of La Scala in Milan.[2] He composed a total of 27 works for clarinet.[1] He wrote 15 operatic fantasies for clarinet, most notably Fantaisie brillante on Verdi's 'Rigoletto'.[2]


  1. ^ a b Johnson, Madeline (August 2007). "AN EXAMINATION OF THE CLARINET WORKS OF LUIGI BASSI". University of North Texas. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ a b "The Clarinetist Composer". Archived from the original on 2007-09-08. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 

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