Bonifazio Asioli

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Bonifazio Asioli 1805

Bonifazio Asioli (born August 30, 1769 in Correggio , † May 18, 1832 ibid) was an Italian music theorist , music teacher , harpsichordist , conductor and composer.

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Bonifazio Asioli came from a respected family of artists and showed his great musical talent from an early age. He performed as an improviser at the age of 12 and composed a number of extensive works as a teenager. In 1782 he stayed in Bologna and Venice for study purposes and, after returning to his hometown, advanced to the position of municipal conductor. The following year he moved to Turin, where he also worked as Kapellmeister. After a professional stopover in Venice, he took over the position of royal conductor in Milan in 1799, where he worked successfully as a composer, teacher at the conservatory founded in 1807 and music theorist until 1814 . He then returned to Correggio and continued to work as a teacher, composer and author until his death. Asioli was one of the best-known and most respected musical personalities in Italy in his time and was on friendly terms with Johann Simon Mayr and Joseph Haydn, among others . Mozart's son Carl Thomas was one of his students .

Asioli was an extremely versatile and prolific composer. He created sacred and secular works of almost all genres. He was famous for the tonal beauty and balance of his music and, with this expressive way of composing, clearly showed his stylistic position in the transition to the beginning musical romanticism. However, their rise meant that his work was soon forgotten after his death, but his importance as an author of important music theory and pedagogical writings has been retained.

The singer Luigi Asioli was probably his brother.

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Individual evidence

  1. Curriculum vitae on the Corregio website
  2. KJ Kutsch , Leo Riemens : Large singer lexicon . Unchanged edition. KG Saur, Bern, 1993, first volume AL, Sp. 107, ISBN 3-907820-70-3