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date: 22 January 2020

Rovelli, Pietro locked

  • Guido Salvetti

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(b Parma, Feb 6, 1793; d Bergamo, Sept 8, 1838). Italian violinist and composer. His father, Alessandro Rovelli, was a conductor at the court of Weimar, and his uncle, the violinist Giuseppe Rovelli (b Bergamo, 1753; d Parma, 12 Nov 1806), was from 1782 a virtuoso da camera at the court of Parma. He studied the violin first with his grandfather, Giovanni Battista Rovelli (b Bergamo, 1740; d Bergamo), first violin at S Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, then in Paris with Kreutzer. He led an intensely active life as a virtuoso. He went with his father to Weimar in 1810, but later resumed his studies with Kreutzer. From 1815 he was first violin at the Munich court, with the titles musicista della reale camera bavarese and primo virtuoso. In 1819 he moved to Bergamo, where he taught at the Istituto Musicale, conducted at the Teatro Riccardi and was ...

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