Tirindelli composed three operas, three symphonic poems, other orchestral works, two violin concertos, several pieces for violin and pianoforte, as well as numerous melodies for voice and pianoforte.
The Italian composer Tirindelli was also violinist, orchestra conductor, and teacher.
His studies began in Milan, followed by further schooling in Paris. In 1883 he became professor of violin at the Venice Conservatory, assuming the directorship in 1893. In 1895 he moved to the United States, where he taught violin and conducting at Cincinnati Conservatory. He returned to Italy in 1922, concentrating his efforts on composition. He wrote notable art songs for voice and piano, as well as several operas. The Opera Association “Pier Adolfo Tirindelli” was founded in 1981 for the purpose of collecting documents and manuscripts to further the historical and artistic importance of this neglected composer.