||Donizetti, Gaetano - Rossini, Gioachino
Compagni, andiam (Chorus from ‘La Favorita’) - Quando corpus morietur (Quartet from ‘Stabat Mater’) for 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones
Reduction by Fermo Bellini (1804-1865)
Editor: Igino Conforzi
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A talented and complex ﬁgure with a character of rare depth and irreproachable morals, Fermo Bellini lived a life rich in experiences in the most disparate cultural ﬁelds, building his period in music between 1839 and 1850. A pupil of the distinguished violinist and conductor Gaetano Zocca in Ferrara, he specialized on the trombone, perhaps encouraged by his teacher, who had invented a new form of bow for this instrument. His son relates his success in the various theatres where he performed and in Milan, where he was held in esteem both as a composer and a theorist, transcribing opera scores particularly for wind instruments according to the fashion of the day. He was musically productive from 1833, the date of the printing of his ﬁrst work continuing til the middle of the century when his passion for literature and social comment took on greater significance. Treatises, duets, trios, quartets and divertimenti demonstrate his considerable mastery and knowledge of wind instruments. such that it made him the leading exponent of the Milanese scene: works which were published by the major publishers of Milan such as Francesco Lucca and the Ricordi family conﬁrm the reputation and success that Bellini achieved there.