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date: 14 April 2021


  • Agostina Zecca Laterza
  • , revised by Patrizia Florio


Italian firm of publishers active 1822–33. On 22 November 1822 Giuseppe Antonio Carulli (1762–1830), custodian and music copyist since 1816 at the Milan Conservatory, applied on behalf of his son Luigi († 1826) for a licence to print music. He described himself as a native of Arsago Seprio (Varese), 60 years old and with four children. Three of them worked for their father’s publishing house: Luigi, who had already worked as a music engraver and printer; Benedetto (1797–1877), teacher of clarinet at the Conservatory from 1815; and Carlo, composer and arranger of opera arias. The engraver’s licence was granted on 4 January 1823, valid for several years, as ‘Editore ed incisore di musica dell’Imperiale Regio Conservatorio’ of Milan. G.A. Carulli issued works by conservatory teachers or former pupils at the Conservatory, such as B. Asioli, F. Frasi, G. Lovati, B. Negri, P. Perelli, A. Rolla, N. Vaccai, G. Alary, G. Bianchi, E. Cavallini, and G. Nava. He published teaching material, especially vocal and keyboard tutors, and works composed by pupils for performances at the Conservatory. He laid particular stress on organ music, publishing transcriptions and (for the first time in Italy) original compositions by musicians from abroad, such as Albrechtsberger, Pleyel, Hummel, Kalkbrenner, and Leidesdorf. Until ...

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