Luigi Cherubini

1760 (Florence) – 1842 (Paris)

Cherubini studied with Sarti in Bologna, as well as with Salieri. His work, often out of fashion, was highly rated by Beethoven and Haydn, both of whom met him when he was invited to work in Vienna. He met Paganini in Paris. Cherubini was enthusiastic about Mendelssohn’s musical future when the teenager’s father took him along for advice.