Luigi Bassi

Luigi Bassi was an Italian composer and clarinetist who was the principal clarinetist of La Scala in Milan. He was born in Cremona and studied at the Milan Conservatory under Benedetto Carulli from 1846 to 1853. He composed a total of 27 works for clarinet and also wrote 15 operatic fantasies for clarinet, most notably Fantaisie brillante on Verdi's 'Rigoletto'.