serious item cover 1893
cover ca.1900
Spadaro Firenze cover 1941



Giuseppe Bellenghi (1847-1902) founded Forlivesi of Florence in 1882. His first item was a guitar tutor, but he later published classical music, opera, and songs. The catalog included Ildebrando Pizzetti’s opera Pisanella (libretto by d'Annunzio), and works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Valentino Bucchi, Scarlino Vito Frazzi, Luciano Chailly, and Vittorio Gui. Popular song successes included Edoardo Spadaro's Firenze. Until the 1960s the Bellenghi family continued the business, but finally Gaetano Consolo took it over, operating on a print-on-demand basis.



  • Florence


  • A. Forlivesi & C.

Plate Numbers

Plate numbers are in the following format: #####.

Plate Composer Work Year
02050-4 Colberg Violin Sonata 1893
02797 Colberg Aus alter Zeit
05991 De Meglio Biasiello 'o furnaro
09279 Fiammingo Norma, opera di V. Bellini
09882-6 Munier Danses Bijoux, Op.229
10559 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Fuori i barbari!
10767 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Ninna-Nanna, Op.4 1919
10821 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Alghe, Op.12 1920
10822 Castelnuovo-Tedesco I Naviganti, Op.13 1920
10891 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Capitan Fracassa, Op.16 1921
10892 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Cipressi, Op.17 1921
10893 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Ritmi, Op.15 1921
10908 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Signorine, Op.10 1921
10968 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Piccino Picciò, Op.26 1922
11260 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Le danze del Re David, Op.37 1926
12176 Mozart Rondo in D major, K.485 (M. Arpenit edition)

Sources Consulted