(b. Casalmaggiore, Oct. 22, 1826 ; d. Milan, Feb. 4, 1882), violoncellist and composer. He studied a t the Milan Conservatoire, 1839-42, occupied the post of first violoncello a t La Scala Theatre in 1850 ; became professor of his instrument a t the Milan Conservatoire in 1851, and in 1879 maestro di capella a t the Milan Cathedral. As a composer he contributed an opera entitled ' II di di Michel ' ; published in 1863 some church music and transcriptions, as well as an interesting method for the violoncello; a valuable treatise upon the origin of bow instruments precedes this Metodo di violoncello (Milan, 1876), in which he compares the earliest forms with the various barbaric and semibarbaric instruments previously in use amongst primitive nations. In addition the author gives the ' Personaggi ' of Monteverdi's ' Orfeo,' and the tuning of the earliest viols. (Riemann; Baker.) e . h .-a.