Carcani [Carcano], Giacomo
- Francesco Bussi
(b Parma, 1734; d Piacenza, c1820). Italian composer, conductor and organist, son of Giuseppe Carcani. He was a pupil of G.B. Martini from 22 August 1754 until 1759, when he was promoted first to maestro compositore of the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna, then to maestro di cappella of Ravenna Cathedral. In Piacenza he worked first under his father, succeeding him in 1779, and from 19 February 1789 until 1811 he was effectively maestro di cappella (the last) at the cathedral. He taught the Piacenza singers Pisaroni and Bonoldi, and participated as maestro al cembalo in the opera seasons at the Teatro Municipale from its inauguration on 10 September 1804 (with J.S. Mayr’s Zamori, ossia L’eroe dell’Indie) until at least 1816.
all MSS in I-Bc
For bibliography see Carcani [Carcano], Giuseppe.