Enrico Bossi was born on April 25, 1861, at Salo, a picturesque Brescian town in Italy.
His father was an organist of some note, and gave him his early musical education.
Afterward he studied at the Rossini Lyceum in Bologna, and later with several eminent teachers in Milan.
His first public position was that of organist and choirmaster at the cathedral at Como.
Distinguishing himself as a composer in nearly all lines of music – opera, oratorio, symphonic works, organ, chamber music, piano music, etc., he received marked honors from the governments of both Italy and Spain, and held in turn several important posts in Naples and Venice.
He died February 20, 1925.