Giovanni Ricordi

Giovanni Ricordi (1785, Milan–15 March 1853, Milan) was an Italian violinist and the founder of the classical music publishing company Casa Ricordi.

Unlike his father who was a glassmaker, Giovanni Ricordi studied the violin from an early age and became the leader of a small theatre's orchestra in Milan. From 1803–1808, Ricordi worked as a music copyist and dealer in printed music and instruments. In 1807 he studied printing techniques for several months with Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig and when he returned to Milan he founded his publishing company.

Ricordi befriended many major Italian operatic composers of his time, including Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi whose works he published. Ricordi's correspondence with Verdi is studied to gain a full insight into the latter's activities.

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