Magnani: Aurelio. Sheet Music and Biography

By | July 8, 2021

Magnani Sheet Music

Front page of Sonata 2 Clarinets: 1st mvt: Allegro Mosso sheet music

Aurelio Magnani was born 26 February 1856 in Longiano, Italy. He was a performer and teacher of the clarinet and composer.

He taught in both Venice and Rome producing numerous successful pupils who became professors at conservatories and others travelled, some to the US to become musicians and teachers.

Magnani wrote his ‘Méthode Complète de Clarinette’ (Method for Clarinet) and the Mazurka Caprice.

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In 1874 Aurelio Magnani graduated from Bolognaʼs Liceo Musicale in the clarinet and composition. His career began in 1875 when he was appointed first clarinet in the orchestra of the Teatro Concordia in Jesi (Ancona). In 1877 he became professor of clarinet at Veniceʼs Liceo Musicale “B. Marcello” in addition to being first clarinet at Teatro La Fenice.

In 1883 he went to Rome and became chair in clarinet at the Liceo Musicale di Santa Cecilia a position that he held until his death thirty seven years later.

Despite his busy life teaching Magnani dedicated much of his spare time to composing. His repertoire consists of two operas and various other instrumental works, including a quantity of chamber music for clarinet.

He died on 25 January 1921 at the age of sixty four.

Apparently his ‘Méthode Complète de Clarinette is still a standard text in Italian conservatories and other establishments. He dedicated it to Cyrille Rose from the Paris Opera.

Magnani Sheet Music Downloads and Further Reading

On we have a few arrangements of Aurelio Magnani sheet music including the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Movements of his Sonata all in PDF format.

Very little is written about Aurelio Magnani however, should you wish to find out more why not take a look at Wikipedia and Naxos and there are some performances of his works on You Tube.

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