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1832, Nov 111852-18821914, May 4
a musician, was born in Milan, Italy, son of Luigi Giorza, baritone, organist and itinerant painter. Having studied first with his father and Enrico La Croix, at the age of 10 Paolo won a scholarship to the Royal Conservatory of Music, Milan; Luigi's political activities, however, forced the family to move to nearby Desio. Eventually Paolo heard Gioachino Rossini's Mosé at La Scala, Milan, and his destiny was determined. The first of Giorza's more than sixty ballets, Il Giucatore, was performed at Canobbiana theatre in 1853. His next ballet, Un Fallo, opened at La Scala, in September 1854. He later worked in Venice, Vienna, London and Paris.
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Paolo Giorza1832, Nov 111852
 
18821914, May 4

Robert Schumann18101830
 
18541856
 a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest comp...
King Oscar I of Sweden1799, Jul 41844
 
18591859, Jul 8
  King of Sweden and Norway from 1844 to his death. When, in August 1810, his father Jean-Baptiste...
Frederick V M Bunknown1850
 
1859unknown
 an Austrailian composer, or a composer who lived and worked in Australia. There is very little in...
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...
Stephen C. Massettunknown1840
 
1869unknown
 San Francisco's first entertainer, Stephen C. Massett, was the true Bohemian type. He was an arti...
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...
Pavel Krizkovsky1820, Jan 91845
 
18771885, May 8
 a Czech choral composer and conductor. Most of Krizkovsky's compositional output consists of chor...
Franz Liszt1811, Oct 221820
 
18851886, Jul 31
 a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger,...
Eduard Lassen1830, Apr 131844
 
18881904, Jan 15
 a Belgian-Danish composer and conductor. Although of Danish birth, he spent most of his career wo...
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 ...
Wilhelm Kuhe1823, Dec 101844
 
19041912, Oct 8
 a German pianist and piano teacher, composer and administrator born in the city of Prague (modern...
Fanny Crosby1820, Mar 241843
 
19151915, Feb 12
 an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. A member of the Sixth Avenue Bible Bapt...
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