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Donizetti, Gaetano (1797 - 1848), composer

Mary Ann Smart and Julian Budden

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Bergamo, Nov 1797; d Bergamo, 8 April 1848). Italian composer. A dominant figure in Italian opera, he was equally successful in comic and serious genres, and an important precursor of Verdi.

Keywords: Education and early career (to 1830); Achievement of fame (1830–38); International career, illness and death (1838–48); Operas, 1818–30; Operas, 1830–38; Operas, 1838–43; Non-operatic works; Reception

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Subjects: Music

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