Giorgetti, Ferdinando, Italian composer and teacher; b. Florence, June 25, 1796; d. there, March 22, 1867. He was active as violinist before studying composition with Disma Mugolini. He later taught violin and viola, preparing a method for the latter (1856?). With Luigi Picchianti, he founded the first Italian music journal, Rivista Musicale Fiorentina (1840). He was an early champion of the Austro-German Classical style in Italy. His large output included works for the church and chamber music.
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