Romolo Ferrari

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Romolo Ferrari (born July 29, 1894 in Modena , † December 31, 1959 ) was an Italian guitarist , composer and professor of double bass .


Ferrari learned the guitar from Luigi Mozzani . Then he gave concerts in Italy and Austria. Throughout his life he campaigned for the spread of guitar playing . In 1925 he founded the "Mauro Giuliani" association. He collected guitar music from the 19th century and worked with the music publisher Bèrben. He published biographies of guitarists, which are currently collected in the Biblioteca Estense in Modena . Its music archive is housed in the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato Orazio Vecchi. In addition, he campaigned for guitar professorships at Italian conservatories and worked for the specialist magazine L'arte chitarristica. In 1947 he founded the Unione Chitarristica Internazionale in Modena, which held annual conferences. He invited world-famous guitarists such as Andrés Segovia , Ida Presti and María Luisa Anido . Ferrari also built a network with German guitarists such as Heinrich Albert , Siegfried Behrend and Heinz Bischoff as well as the Italians Luigi Mozzani, Giovanni Murtula , Benvenuto Terzi , Maria Rita Brondi and Teresa de Rogatis .


  • Simona Bonuses: Romolo Ferrari e la chitarra in Italia nella prima metà del Novecento . Mucchi Editore, Modena 2009, ISBN 88-7000-514-3 .
  • Józef Powroźniak: Guitar Lexicon. Verlag Neue Musik, Berlin 1979, p. 169.

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