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Michelle Ferdinand Pauline Viardot-Garcia

Michelle Ferdinand Pauline Viardot-Garcia

Pauline Viardot-Garcia was born in Paris, July 18, 1821, and died there May 18, 1910. She was the daughter of Manuel Garcia, the elder, and, of course, sister to Malibran, and to Manuel Garcia,...

Giovanni Battista Viotti

Giovanni Battista Viotti

Giovanni Battista Viotti was born at Fontaneta da Po, Vercelli, Italy, May 23, 1753, and died in London, March 3, 1824. His gifts as a self-taught violinist earned him the patronage of the Prince...

Karl Voss

Karl Voss

Karl Voss wasa born in Schmarsow (Pomerania), Prussia, September 20, 1815. His musical studies were carried on in Berlin until 1840, when he removed to Paris. Here he made a reputation as an instructor...

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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi was born in Roncole, Italy, October 9, 1813. At ten he was organist of the church in his native village; for three years he studied with Provesi at Busseto; in 1831 he...

Thomas Valentine

Thomas Valentine

Thomas Valentine was born in England in 1790. For many years he was a successful teacher and instrumental composer. The aria “Alla Scozzese” is the best known of his pianoforte pieces. He died near...