Ronchetti-Monteviti, Stefano

1814-1882

 

Italian composer and teacher; was born at Asti; studied at Milan under Neri; in 1850 became professor of composition at the Conservatory in that city, and in 1877, on the death of Mazzucato, succeeded to the directorship. He is remembered by his sacred works, among which may be mentioned a motet for sixteen voices; several cantatas based on the poem, Ossian; and a national hymn. He ventured into the operatic field with Pergolesi at La Scala in 1857, but failed.