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an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. His 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op.1 are among the best known of his compositions, and have served as an inspiration for many prominent composers.
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04/11/1830-Robert Schumann attends piano concerto by Niccolo Paganini 
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Jean-Baptiste Arban
...cornet à piston or valved cornet. He was influenced by Niccolo Paganini's virtuosic technique on the violin and successfully...
Caroline Bardua
...include Caspar David Friedrich, Julius Eduard Hitzig, Niccolo Paganini, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, his wife Christiane...
Francesco Gnecco
...conductor and choirmaster at S. Lorenzo, teacher of Niccolo Paganini, Serra and Sivori), and later studied composition...
Alessandro Rolla
...virtuoso writing, the style we are used to identify with Niccolo Paganini. Ingredients of this technique are an ample...
Antonio Rolla
...Staatskapelle in Dresden on the recommendation of Niccolo Paganini. Rolla contracted an illness in 1836 and died the...
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Niccolo Paganini17821800
 
18361840

Carlos Baguer1768, Mar1786
 
18011808, Feb 29
 a Spanish classical era composer and organist. Perhaps Baguer's most important works are his nine...
Joseph Haydn1732, Mar 311739
 
18031809, May 31
 a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the de...
Andre Ernest Modeste Gretry17411759
 
18031813
 a composer from the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (present-day Belgium), who worked from 1767 onward...
Johann Christoph Kellner1736, Aug 151762
 
18031803
 a German organist and composer, the son of Johann Peter Kellner. He wrote a treatise on music the...
Joseph Abaco1710, Mar 271729
 
18051805, Aug 31
 an Italian violoncellist and composer. He wrote nearly 40 cello sonatas, the Capricci for Violonc...
Madame Ravissaunknown1778
 
18071807
 an Italian singer and composer. She was from Turin, but apparently lived in Paris from 1778 until...
Alexander Reinagle17561786
 
18071809
 an English-born American composer, organist, and theater musician. His earliest compositions, fro...
Joseph Quesnel1746, Nov 151766
 
18091809, Jul 2/3
 a French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright. Among his works were two operas, Colas et Colin...
John Antes1740, Mar 241769
 
18091811, Dec 17
 the first American Moravian Missionary to travel and work in Egypt, one of the earliest American-...
Ekaterina Likoshinunknown1800
 
18101810
 a Russian pianist and composer who published short works for keyboard in St. Petersburg through p...
Friedrich Heinrich Himmel17651794
 
18131814
 a German composer, was born at Treuenbrietzen in Brandenburg, Prussia, and originally studied the...
Jean-Baptiste Davaux1742, Jul 191760
 
18161822, Feb 2
 a French violinist and composer. He started playing the violin and the mandolin. In 1767 Davaux w...
Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach1759, May 241780
 
18191845, Dec 25
  the only grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach to gain fame as a composer. He was music director to ...
William Herschel1738, Nov 151774
 
18201822, Aug 25
 a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. His interest in ast...
Ludwig van Beethoven1770, Dec1778
 
18261827, Mar 26
 a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Roman...
Wenzel Muller1767, Sep 261786
 
18301835, Aug 3
 an Austrian composer and conductor. He was a popular and prolific composer producing more than 25...
Ludwig Abeille1761, Feb 201782
 
18321838, Mar 2
 a German pianist and composer. He wrote several folk songs, concerts, and two operas, Amor und Ps...
Vincenzo Bellini1801, Nov 31807
 
 
18351835, Sep 23
 an Italian opera composer. His most celebrated works are the operas La sonnambula and Norma. On a...
Thomas Attwood [1]1765, Nov 231787
 
18381838, Mar 24
 an English composer and organist. His compositions, which show the influence of his teacher Wolfg...
Karol Kurpinski1785, Mar 61797
 
18401857, Sep 18
 a Polish composer, conductor and pedagogue. Kurpinski was one of the most revered composers befor...
Erik Gustaf Geijer1783, Jan 121803
 
18461847, Apr 23
 a Swedish writer, historian, poet, philosopher, and composer. His writings served to promote Swed...
Isaac Nathan1791 ca1813
 
18471864, Jan 15
 an Anglo-Australian composer, musicologist, journalist and self-publicist, who ended an eventful ...
Felix Mendelssohn1809, Feb 31818
 
18471847, Nov 4
 a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. He was recognise...
Frederic Chopin1810, Mar 11817
 
18481849, Oct 17
 a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo pian...
Louis Antoine Jullien1812, Apr 231826
 
18521860, Mar 14
 an eccentric French conductor and composer of light music. His fondness for the lighter forms of ...
Robert Schumann18101830
 
18541856
 a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest comp...
Giacomo Meyerbeer1791, Sep 51811
 
18611864, May 2
 a German opera composer of Jewish birth who has been described as perhaps the most successful sta...
Gioachino Rossini17921804
 
18641868
 an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some i...
August Wilhelm Bach1796, Oct 41832
 
18691869, Apr 15
 a German composer and organist. He is unrelated to the family of Johann Sebastian Bach. His compo...
Saverio Mercadante1795, Sep1817
 
18701870, Dec 17
 an Italian composer, particularly of operas. While Mercadante may not have retained the internati...
Friedrich von Flotow18121835
 
18761883
 a German composer. He is chiefly remembered for his opera Martha, which was popular in the 19th c...
Franz Liszt1811, Oct 221820
 
18851886, Jul 31
 a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger,...
Giuseppe Verdi1813, Oct 9/101834
 
19001901, Jan 27
  a leading Italian composer of opera in the 19th c., noted for operas such as Rigoletto 1851 La ...
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