Golinelli, Stefano


Italian pianist and composer; highly esteemed in Italy, was born at Bologna. Studied piano under Donelli, and composition under Vaccai. Rossini, then director of the Liceo at Bologna, appointed Golinelli professor of music in 1840, in which post he remained until his retirement in 1870. Golinelli gave concerts throughout Italy, and also toured in Germany, France and England. His compositions are almost entirely for the piano, and number between two and three hundred, including five sonatas; twenty-four preludes, dedicated to Rossini; twenty-four preludes, which were adopted by the Liceo for teaching purposes; an album dedicated to Mercadante; fantasias, and other pieces for the piano.