AURELIO MAGNANI (1856 - 1921)
A pupil of Domenico Liverani and Alessandro Busi, Magnani graduated in clarinet and composition from Bolognaʼs Liceo Musicale in 1874. The following year he began his career as first clarinet in the orchestra of the Teatro Concordia in Jesi (Ancona), and in 1877 he was made professor of clarinet at Veniceʼs Liceo Musicale “B. Marcello”, as well as being appointed first clarinet at the Teatro La Fenice. A few years later, in 1883, he moved to Rome to take up the chair in clarinet at the Liceo Musicale di Santa Cecilia, teaching there until his death in 1921.