(b. Modena, 1837 ; d. there, Apr. 20, 1899), 1 D ts c r . d i tu tti p a e s i bassi, 1567, p . 29. musical historian to whose untiring zeal we owe a number of now facts as well as corrections, especially with regard to Modenese musicians. They aro contained in a collection of small pamphlets, called Musurgiana, comprising biographies, descriptions of famous instruments for the compilation of which his position of honorary librarian or curator of tho Este Museum afforded him special facilities. His most important work is perhaps his Nomocheliurgographia, the most extensive record of musical instrument makers, ancient and modern, in existence. He wrote also a continuation of Gandini's Chronicle of Modenese Theatres, and other minor works. He was an amateur violoncellist, and possessed a very valuable collection of ancient instruments which he left to the Este Museum. The Academy of Sciences and Arts of Modena and the Academy of S. Cecilia a t Rome both elected him an honorary member. E. v . d. s.