Rossi, Carlo



Pianist and composer; of mixed parentage, his father being Italian, his mother Polish; was born at Lemberg, and early learned to play the violin under Joseph Wengel at Vienna. In 1851 he removed to Venice, where after some study at the Academy of Arts, he settled on a musical career, and studied counterpoint under Tonassi. He has composed symphonies; string quartets; a comic opera; songs; and music for violin and for piano.