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Autographed 8” x 10” Ermini of Milan presentation photograph of the composer, conductor and pedagogue to his publisher casa Editrice Ricordi, Torino, February 12, 1915.  The photographer has signed as well.

Bolzoni (1841-1919) was born in Parma and “orphaned” at an early age, not due to death of his parents, but their indigence.  He studied at the Parma Conservatory with Giuseppe del Maino, violin, Giuseppe Griffini, solfeggio (Who also taught Arturo Toscanini and Cleofonte Campanini) and Giovanni Rossi, composition.  (Rossi was the Director of the Conservatory).  His first position was a violinist in the opera orchestra of Savona, where he rose to concertmaster, then six year later conductor.  Later he went to Perugia as Chief Conductor of the opera there and was the Director of Instituto Morlacchi for three years.  Bolzoni then went to Piacenza where he both conducted and composed.  In 1887 he was appointed Director of the Teatro Regio in Turin, as well as the Conservatory there.  Bolzoni also founded and conducted the Concerts Populare there.  His pupils in Turin included Edgard Varèse, Carlo Cantu, Leone Sinigaglia and Garelli della Morea.  Toscanini for a time played the cello in the orchestra of his Concerts Populare, saying it was good training for his understanding of the Beethoven symphonies. 

Bolzani composed a Minuet for String Orchestra which became a popular piece in the United States before the First World War and through the 1950’s, programmed by Arturo Toscanini, Arthur Fiedler and others. He also wrote three operas, chamber works, organ pieces, violin works and songs.  A scarce autograph!

GIOVANNI BOLZONI - CONDUCTOR