Composer(s): Benedetto Carulli
Benedetto Carulli (1797-1877) belongs to the Milanese clarinet school and specifically to the history of the Milan Conservatory, having studied and then taught there for almost half a century! He was the teacher of Romero Orsi (who then founded a clarinet factory ) and above all of Ernesto Cavallini, great well-known italian clarinet virtuoso, celebrated all over Europe, who took over his position of principal clarinet at La Scala in 1840, keeping this chair for 20 years and then he emigrated to San Petersburg. Carulli was a member of the noted wind quartet of La Scala Theatre with the flutist G. Rabboni, oboist C. Yvon and the bassonist A. Cantù. Cavallini dedicated six of his 30 Capricci and the Romance Un pensiero (A Thought) to his pupil. Benedetto Carulli was a student of Vincent Adami, clarinet and basset horn teacher at the new founded Conservatory of Milano (1808). […]
From an Italian firm of publishers. On 22 November 1822 Giuseppe Antonio Carulli (1762–1830), a music copyist at the Milan Conservatory, applied on behalf of his son Luigi for a licence to print music. He described himself as a native of Assago (Milan), 60 years old and with four children, among them Luigi, who had already been working as a music engraver and printer, and Benedetto, professor of clarinet at the conservatory. The licence was granted on 4 January 1823 and for several years, as ‘Editore dell’Imperiale Regio Conservatorio’ of Milan, G.A. Carulli issued works by conservatory teachers or former pupils and didactic material, especially vocal and keyboard tutors. In 1827 he began the Nuovo repertorio musicale: Produzioni dei più accreditati maestri ridotte per organo e pianoforte; 24 fascicles had appeared by 1830. In 1828, with plate number 167, his address was given as S Radegonda 984. Plate number 173 marked the beginning of the Collezione completa di Muzio Clementi, an edition based on Breitkopf & Härtel's. Carulli worked with Secondo Colombo in 1829, and the next year began a new series, the Biblioteca musicale economica per flauto, organo e pianoforte. On his death, his son Benedetto requested transfer of the patent; this was granted on 11 June 1830, though Benedetto's activity lasted less than a year. In 1832 the Carulli list of about 300 publications was acquired by Ricordi, who entered them in his catalogue with the numbers 6113–61 and 6225–6339. Four years later another publisher, Giovanni Canti, set up in business by reprinting several Carulli editions, notably the Muzio Clementi collection.
Romanò, Cristina (Clarinettist) started to take up the clarinet at a very early age and studied at the Conservatory of Milan under the guidance of Luigi Magistrelli. She attended some Master Classes with well- known clarinetists such as Karl Leister, Richard Stoltzman, Wenzel Fuchs, Sharon Kam and Peter Schimdl. Her freelance artistic activity includes duo with piano, chamber music with different groups and collaborations with various orchestras (Milan Municipal Wind Orchestra, Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra, F. J. Haydn Orchestra of Legnano and Arteviva Orchestra of Milan). He recorded for the cd label Urania/Leonardo. He taught music in primary and secondary Schools in Milano and clarinet at “Live Music” of Segrate (Milano) .
Zaffaroni, Danilo (Bassoonist), studied bassoon at the Milan Conservatory with prof Brandolini, composition with prof. Rotondi and Electronic music with prof. Paccagnini. He collaborated as a bassonist in various orchestras such as: Angelicum and Radio Orchestras of Milano, “Ars cantus” Orchestra , “Città di Legnano” Orchestra , O.F.S.I. (Wind Orchestra of Italian Swiss ) and “Arteviva” Orchestra. He performed chamber music and with orchestras, also as a soloist, in Italy Germany, France, Swizerland, Spain and Holland. He recorded for the labels Stradivarius, Bayer Record and Brilliant Classics. As a composer he had some premieres of works of chamber music and wind ensembles in ITALY ( Milano, L’Aquila), Swizerland and Mexico. His works had been premiered by Andersen wind Quintet , Stefano Cardo ( bass Clarinet at LA SCALA THEATRE) e Fausto Saredi (bass clarinet at the Verdi Orchestra of Milan) , Civica di Mendrisio Wind Ensemble, O.F.S.I. Orchestra, Piccoli pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milan. Wicky Music published some of his works.
Magistrelli, Luigi (Clarinettist), Luigi Magistrelli was born in S.Stefano Ticino, near Milan,Italy. He studied clarinet at the Conservatory of Milan with Prof. Primo Borali and attended some master classes with D. Kloecker, K.Leister and Giuseppe Garbarino. He has performed as a soloist with the Orchestras of Pomeriggi musicali , Angelicum, Teatro Litta ,Radio of Milan,Città di Magenta ,Vivaldi Val Camonica, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, Grande Orchestra Romantica , and others. He has also performed with many chamber groups (from duo with piano to large ensembles also of contemporary music). He played as principal clarinet with Sanremo Symphony Orchestra and as extra player with the orchestras of Pomeriggi Musicali, Angelicum, Gaspare da Salò, Cantelli, Radio Orchestras of Milan and Turin, La Scala Strings , Orchester der Jahrhundert in Germany, Musica Aeterna of Perm (Russia) and Moldova Radio Symphony and many others. He has participated in some tournèes with the International Orchestra of Italy. He has won some prizes at the Competitions of Genoa and Stresa. He has performed in the principal cities of Italy and also in Swizerland, Malta, Austria, Belgium, Latvia, ex Jugoslavia, France, Spain, Africa (National Theather of Nairobi), India, Germany, Finland, Israel, Mexico, U.S.A, Canada, Russia and in duo with the pianist Sumiko Hojo in the Czech Republic, China and Japan. He has recorded 55 Cd’s of chamber music and also as a soloist, for Pongo Classica , Bayer Records , Nuova Era, Stradivarius, Arta Records (on early clarinets) , ASV, Clarinet Classics,Urania/Leonardo, Centaur Records, Talent Records, Gallo, Brilliant Classics, MDG and Orfeo with the well known clarinetist Dieter Kloecker, with the orchestra La Scala Philharmonic conducted by R. Muti for Sony Classical, with Milano Classica Orchestra for Dynamic and with Cremona Barock Orchestra for Tactus. He has recorded also two Mozart Cds for Camerata Tokyo with Prof. Karl Leister, well known solo clarinet player of Berlin Philhamonic for 34 years. He recorded for the Italian Radio and BBC of London. He edited unknown clarinet works for Eufonia, Accolade, Trio Musik, Poco Nota Verlag and Musica Rara. He is the chairman for Italy of the International Clarinet Society and performed in many clarinet congresses around the world. He held master classes and lectures in Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium (Brussels Royal Conservatory), Austria (Mozarteum Salzburg, Vienna University), Germany, China, Latvia, Spain, Czech Republic, Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Music Academy), South Korea, India, Mexico and USA (Mississippi Southern University, South California University). He has a personal clarinet collection of 240 instruments of any kind. He is Professor of Clarinet at the Conservatory of Milano.