Carpani, Giuseppe

1752-1825

Poet and writer on musical subjects, who was born at Villalbese, in the district of Brianza, Italy, and studied at Milan. He composed oratorios and church music and was the author of several opera librettos and translated others from the French and German. He greatly loved and esteemed Haydn and wrote an eulogy on his compositions, which was published at Milan in 1812 and was translated into French in 1837. He also translated The Creation into Italian and wrote a sonnet on the performance of that work, at which Haydn was present, the year before his death.