Lauro Rossi

Tchaikovsky Research
Lauro Rossi (1810-1885)

Italian composer, conductor and music teacher (b. 19 February 1810 in Macerata; d. 5 May 1885 in Cremona).

After studying at the Naples Conservatory under Niccolò Zingarelli (1752–1837), Rossi made his conducting debuts in Rome and Milan in 1832. He directed the Italian Opera company during their tour of Mexico (1835–39), Havana (1839–42) and New Orleans (1842–43). In 1850, he returned to Italy to become director of the Milan Conservatory, before accepting a similar position at the Collegia di Musica in Naples (1870–78).

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Lauro Rossi has survived, dating from 1877, and has been translated into English on this website:

One letter from Rossi to Tchaikovsky, dating from 1878, is preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.

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