(b Giulianova, Abruzzi, 1829; d Milan, 1907). It. cellist and composer. After touring widely, lived mainly in Paris and London. Comp. 9 operas, 2 vc. concs., 2 syms., and a very popular song, ‘Angel's Serenade’. Also wrote vc. method.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.