Luigi Arditi (1822 - 1903)
Luigi Arditi (22 July 1822 - 1 May 1903, was an Italian violinist, composer and conductor.
Arditi was born in Crescentino, Piemonte (Italy). He began his musical career as a violinist, and studied music at the Conservatory of Milan. He made his debut in 1843 as a director at Vercelli, and it was there that he was made an honorary member of the Philharmonic Academy. Arditi conducted opera throughout Italy and in 1846 found himself gracing platforms as far afield as Havana in Cuba. This was where he first met Bottesini). He visited America, where he remained for a while, conducting operas in ... (Read all)