Without a doubt, Italy is the most influential country in the history of world music. Many other countries took this position in the 19th century, but despite that, the supremacy of Italian music still persists throughout this long period of time.

It was also found that Domenico Scarlatti composed many fugues, sonatas, and many other solo works. These works are performed with very skillful techniques, so he is called the father of modern piano art.

It was understood why the musical terms are all Italian. They form a music-specific list of words that are more widely known than any other language. Even so, that caused the attempt of some modern composers to fail when trying to introduce some terms from the language of their country.

In this area, Italy is also a pioneer. Although France and Germany soon had violinists, Corelli and Tartini were still pioneers in both composition and performance.

Many of Tartini’s students also went to Germany to teach, but the German violin school was not as well developed as in France. Italy produced the greatest violinist the world had never seen before, Nicolo Paganini.

Mozart came to Italy in 1770 and then also spent some time there. Like Gluck, Mozart has enjoyed great success from a series of operas and received many honors.

Rossini is also a prominent Italian composer abroad. Vienna, London and Paris all witnessed his successes. The early works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi though presented more on the surface than in depth. But no one can deny their importance in world music.

A great composer than Rossini is Cherubini. With an innovation in orchestral writing, Cherubini is known as an Italian living in France and writing German music. His overture is still admired and his operas still appear on stage. Especially the sacred works of the end of life contain many pure beauty.