Ernesto Cavallini, classical music composer

Ernesto Cavallini


Ernesto Cavallini (1807–1874) was an Italian clarinetist and composer.

Cavallini was the principal clarinetist of La Scala in Milan. He played on a six-key boxwood clarinet, which was considered an "outdated" instrument. As a composer, he is best known for Adagio and Tarantella, Adagio Sentimental, his fantasies, and his 30 Caprices for Clarinet. Cavallini was described as the "Paganini of the clarinet". He cited Rossini as an influence in his compositions. Cavallini's playing inspired Verdi to compose a clarinet solo and cadenza in his 1862 La forza del destino.

Composer Title Date Action
Ernesto Cavallini Adagio e Tarantella 01/17/2009 Play Add to playlist
Ernesto Cavallini Caprice no.7 02/08/2011 Play Add to playlist
Ernesto Cavallini Adagio and Tarantella 02/08/2011 Play Add to playlist