Quarenghi, Guglielmo



Violoncellist; born at Casalmaggiore. Studied in the Milan Conservatory from 1839 to 1842. In 1850 he was appointed first cello at La Scala Theatre, and the next year became professor of the cello at the Conservatory. He was also made chaptermaster of the cathedral in 1879. His works include an opera, several masses, quartets, caprices, fantasies, etc., for violoncello, and some songs. He also published an excellent cello method.