Luigi Bassi (1833, Cremona –1871) was an Italian composer and clarinetist.
Bassi (studied at the Milan Conservatory under Benedetto Carulli from 1846 to 1853. He was the principal clarinetist of La Scala in Milan. He composed a total of 27 works for clarinet. He wrote 15 operatic fantasies for clarinet, most notably Fantaisie brillante on Verdi's 'Rigoletto'.
Works for Winds
- Concert Fantasia on Motives from Verdi's Opera "Rigoletto" (arr. Laurendeau; ed. Rogers) (1901/1997)
- Duetto di Concerto (arr. Ponchielli)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Luigi Bassi." Accessed 14 May 2016.
- Luigi Bassi (clarinetist), Wikipedia Accessed 14 May 2016