Corri, Domenico , Italian composer; b. Rome, Oct. 4, 1744; d. London, May 22, 1825. He was a pupil of Porpora in Naples. In 1771 went to Edinburgh as an opera conductor. His attempt to organize his own opera company and a publishing firm there was a failure, and he sought better fortune in London (1790). There he engaged in various enterprises as a publisher, composer, and impresario. His opera, The Travelers, or Music’s Fascination, was given at Drury Lane on Jan. 22, 1806, with little success. He publ. four music manuals in Eng.: A Complete Musical Grammar (1787), A Musical Dictionary (1798), The Art of Fingering (1799), and The Singer’s Preceptor (1810). His daughter, Sophia Giustina Corri Dussek (b. Edinburgh, May 1, 1775; d. after 1828), a talented pianist and singer, married Dussek. His sons, Montague Corri (1784–1849) and Haydn Corri (1785–1860), were also musicians.
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