Rossi, Giovanni Gaetano

1828-1886

 

Italian conductor and composer; was born at Borgo, San Donino, near Parma, became a pupil of Frasi, and at the Milan Conservatory, of Angeleri, where he was Court organist and theatre director from 1852, and a director of the Parma Conservatory from 1864. In 1873 he removed to Genoa, where he was city director at the Carlo Felice Theatre up to 1879, and afterward of the Liceo Musicale. His works include fourteen operas; three masses; a requiem; and oratorio, etc. His symphonic overture to Saul won a prize from the Society del Quartette, Milan. He died at Genoa.