(b Bologna, 10 Feb. 1750; d Bologna, 12 May 1825). Italian teacher and composer. He studied with Martini and became his closest friend and disciple. On Martini's death he took over his post as maestro di cappella at S. Petronio in Bologna. In 1804 he became professor of counterpoint and composition at the new Liceo Filarmonico, where Rossini and Donizetti were among his pupils. His Pratica d'accompagnamento (1824–5) was translated into French and used widely during the 19th century. His compositions, all in the conservative tradition of Martini, include over 300 sacred works as well as secular vocal pieces and symphonies.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.