Alessandro Rolla

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Alessandro Rolla

Alessandro Rolla (born April 23, 1757 in Pavia , † September 14, 1841 in Milan ) was an Italian violinist and composer .


Rolla worked for a long time as music director at La Scala in Milan and as a teacher at the Conservatory in Milan . On August 14, 1814, he was the conductor of the world premiere of the opera Il turco in Italia by Gioachino Rossini .

Rolla was a teacher of Nicolo Paganini and invented the left-handed pizzicato mostly attributed to Paganini .

Alessandro Rolla is the father of Antonio Rolla .


He published quartets , solo and study works for violin as well as for viola , which, due to the opportunity of content and perfection of form, set themselves apart from many other works of this genre. Rolla's rare violin concertos were given a new topicality through the specially composed cadenzas by Massimo Paris .


Web links

Individual proof

  1. ^ Viola concertos by Alessandro Rolla and cadences by Massimo Paris, Polygram-Musik-Vertrieb, Hamburg, 1995