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Luigi Ricci

Luigi Ricci was the sibling of Federico as well as perhaps the more well-known of both. He moved into the Naples Conservatory at age nine where he researched with Zingarelli and Furno, and was an exclusive pupil of Generali. Luigi constructed light opera of which he was quite effective with …

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Théodore Labarre

Labarre was the foster-brother of Napoleon III who all studied the harp with Bochsa, Cousineau and Nadermann. During his musical research he also discovered tranquility from Dourlens, structure from Boieldieu and counterpoint from Eler and Fetis. In the Prix de Rome of 1813, Labarre had taken second place for his …

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Jan Nepomucen Bobrowicz

A Polish college student of Giuliani, guitarist and composer. He frequently performed in the Gewandhaus with Lipinski and Wieck after he offered in the armed service in the Warsaw uprising. While in Germany he released Polish books and was denoted the “Chopin of acoustic guitar” by Liszt. His compositions, totalling …

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Henry John Gauntlett

Among the contributions of Gauntlett to music literature were, what were reported to be, a large number of popular melodies for hymns. His tune “Irby” was the motivation for, and even lives on in, the Xmas tune “Once in Royal David’s Town.” Although his dad appointed him organist at Buckinghamshire …

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