Ferdinando Bertoni

Born: 15th August 1725

Died: 1st December 1813

Birthplace: Salò, Italy

Ferdinando Bertoni was an Italian composer and organist. He was born in Salò, and began his music studies in Brescia, not far from his birthplace. Around 1740 he went to Bologna, where he studied till 1745 with the famous music theorist Giovanni Battista Martini. Then he moved to Venice, where in 1752 he was appointed as first organist at San Marco. From 1755 to 1777 he was choirmaster at the Ospedale dei Mendicanti, also in Venice. In the period 1778–1783 he was in London, where he composed operas for the King's Theatre.

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