Luigi Cherubini

Italian composer Maria Luigi Carlo Zenobio Salvatore Cherubini was born in Florence, probably on 8 September 1760 (but possibly a few days later on 14 September).

He spent most of his life in France, where he adopted the French version of his name: Marie-Louis-Charles-Zénobi-Salvador Cherubini. Known for his sacred music and operas, he was highly regarded by both Beethoven and Rossini, and he became director of the Paris Conservatoire.

Luigi Cherubini died on 15 March 1842.


A selection of articles about Luigi Cherubini

Quality or Taste? - Béla Hartmann discusses quality in the Arts

CD Spotlight. Absolutely Compelling - Cherubini, Méhul and Beethoven, recommended wholeheartedly by Gerald Fenech. 'Bernhard Forck leads with engrossing enthusiasm, and his Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin responds with some truly exhilarating performances that sweep you off your feet.'

CD Spotlight. Teenage Years - Mendelssohn's String Symphonies, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Performances are energetic and inspiring throughout, with a touch of crispness consistently at the centre of things.'

Ensemble. Myths and Modernity - Giuseppe Pennisi sends his first report from the 2019 Salzburg Festival

Ensemble. Accolades and Ovations - Antonio Pappano's 'Beethoven and the Contemporaries', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Angels and Demons - Giuseppe Pennisi visits Sagra Musicale Umbra 2012

Ensemble. A Difficult Cocktail - Rossini's 'Moïse et Pharaon', assessed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Profoundly Satisfying - Cherubini's 'Medée', reviewed by Robert Hugill

Heroes Step Up in Crisis - The Muti era lays claim to Chicago, by Barbara Sealock

Ensemble. Pilgrimages of the Soul - Giuseppe Pennisi visits Italy's Sagra Musicale Umbra

Ensemble. Darkness to Light - Giuseppe Pennisi visits the Ravenna Festival